Here’s a great reading booklet from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian about the first New Yorkers…
The Lenape, Manhattan’s original inhabitants, called the island Manahatta, which means “hilly island.”
Rich with natural resources, Manahatta had an abundance of fruits, nuts, birds, and animals. Fish and shellﬁsh were plentiful and the ocean was full of seals, whales, and dolphins. Migrant birds ﬂew to local marshes based on the available food supply or weather conditions.
The body of water off the coast of Lower Manhattan is an estuary, a place where saltwater from the Atlantic Ocean mixes with freshwater from the Hudson River. Estuaries are particularly good places for wildlife to live.
The Lenape called the Hudson River Shatemuc, meaning “the river that ﬂows both ways,” because the river alternates its ﬂow from north to south along with the Atlantic tides. Shatemuc was an important water route for the Lenape who traded with other Native people living in villages along its banks.
As Parent-Teacher Conferences are around the corner, it will be nice to see how other immigrant parents from different countries prepare themselves together with other parents. Join them while watching the video and reading the script!
Meaning: A hereditary health problem; expressed as “Something runs in someone’s family.”
Baldness runs in my family. If you look at our family reunion photos you see a lot of shiny heads!
You should tell your doctor if heart disease runs in your family.
Diabetes runs in her family but luckily she doesn’t have it.
If something runs in someone’s family, it….
A. Is genetic.
B. Isn’t genetic.
C. All of the above.
To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:
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Last week some of our students and staff took a trip to New Jersey to watch a New Jersey Devils hockey game. Students got a tour of the arena, took in the game, and even got to watch zambonis at work. Here are some pics:
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
University Settlement has been fighting, with a coalition of our Lower East Side neighbors for the return to public use of the Stanton Street Building which is currently closed because the NYC Parks Department uses the building for storage.
The northern end of the Sara D. Roosevelt Park (where the building is located) needs some TLC, and we think opening the Stanton Building to public programming for our little ones, youth, and elders is a great place to start.
The Parks Department has finally agreed to look for an alternate storage facility. So we are celebrating with our NYC Councilmember Margaret Chin, and other elected officials, this Thursday with a press conference. Join us!