Tony's High School U.S. History
The U.S. History students started the semester with a unit on indigenous cultures in America. They decided to focus on tribes in the southwest, specifically the Apaches. They've been doing several projects in class to better understand how they lived in the desert, including practicing throwing an at-latl.
To make a tipi, they found saguaro ribs for the frame, and dug them into the ground. They used tarps to make the coverings instead of animal hides.
They also have been making their own adobe bricks to build a fire pit at the Animal Center. They've been experimenting with mixing dirt they harvest from the desert with different materials, such as sand, concrete, and hay, to strengthen the bricks.