Created By: University of Virginia
After exiting the woods, you will quickly approach a small elementary school called Oaks Elementary. This school is part of a larger network of public schools in the Springford School District and, while I did not attend, I have been there many times. My neighbors and I used to walk there a lot as little kids and play on the basketball courts or the swing set. The school opened for the first time in 1967, and ever since has been one of the premiere elementary institutions in the area. And when I would run past, it was always really nice to see such a pretty place and imagine how happy all the students were to be there. While the method of education is vastly different, the Lenape Indians also had forms of education for their children that consisted of storytelling, ceremonies, and different observations of the land. In this way, indigenous children would be prepared to eventually become elders within the tribe and pass on the traditions of the people.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Jake Thomas - AMST 4500 Walking Tour