Get A Little Culture During Spring Break (Yours Or Someone Else’s)

Even if you aren’t leaving town for Spring Break, you can still experience a different world.  Did you know that Grand River was called O Wash Ta Nong by the Native Americans?

See? You’re off to a great start.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is free for Grand Rapids residents on Monday.  I will see my follow townies there then; the rest of you have to pay anyway so head down whenever it works for you!

Grab these guides to do a little pseudo-homeschooling, Big Binder style.  You can learn all about life along the O Wash Ta Nong , and then eat lunch in the cafeteria overlooking it.

That’s just downright handy.

Visit the “People Of This Place” exhibit using this Anishinabek learning guide; then use the Native American Culture Guide at home for literacy extension.  Incidentally, ‘literacy extension’ is the only educational term I know and I over use it shamelessly.

This is going to be an amazing week.

I promised you an Ultimate Spring Break guide a few weeks ago, and you now have the makings of an incredible, interesting, and refreshing week.

Have fun!

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  1. Jennifer –
    You spoke at our MOPS group this week! Thank you! LOve your Big Binder! I write a blog/website called It is a weekly updated site with crafts, books, snacks, games, movies all centered around a theme. Do you think you could use any of these topics on your site? If interested we could talk and “link up”. Looks like you have a lot of work each week to do!!! Your amazing!


    Big Binder Reply:

    Katie! I would love to work together! I’ll send you an email – as you now know I am terrible with crafts but I LOVE themes :) Thanks so much for leaving this comment!



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