Third Grade Students Explore the Rich Heritage of Chitactac-Adams Heritage Park
As part of their history studies, Oakwood School third grade students recently had the opportunity to visit Chitactac-Adams Heritage Park, a local park that preserves the history and traditions of the native people who resided in the area for thousands of years.
Located along the Uvas Creek in Santa Clara County, California, Chitactac-Adams Heritage Park is home to the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. The park provides a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about the Amah Mutsun people's way of life, their traditions, and their connection to the land.
During their visit, the third-grade students had a chance to explore the park's rich history, including fascinating artifacts such as bedrock mortars and petroglyphs. They were able to see first-hand how these artifacts were used in everyday life and how they reflect the cultural practices and beliefs of the Amah Mutsun people.
In addition to learning about the artifacts, the students also had the opportunity to learn about the plants, wildlife, and way of life of the Amah Mutsun people. They discovered how the native plants were used for food, medicine, and shelter, and how the people lived in harmony with the natural environment.
Overall, the visit to Chitactac-Adams Heritage Park was a great learning experience for the third-grade students. They were able to explore the lands and traditions of the native people who resided in their community for thousands of years and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of preserving cultural heritage. The park's unique setting provided an opportunity for the students to learn about the Amah Mutsun people's history, traditions, and connection to the land, making it an unforgettable educational experience.