Three Sisters Stew: A Delicious Lesson!

Thanks to a little ingenuity, advanced planning and the use of technology, our traditional Grade 3 Three Sisters Stew lesson was able to continue online last month. 
This hands-on unit explores the foods, customs and stories that evolved from the planting of corn, beans and squash – the Three Sisters – which is a tradition of several Indigenous tribes. The symbiotic triad is grown together at the OTS farm then harvested for the students to enjoy as part of a delicious stew. Through this exercise, the children are able to gain a better appreciation for Indigenous culture, explore the foods and customs of this ancient tradition, learn about the unique nutritional value of eating corn, beans and squash as a meal, develop simple culinary skills, and more.

Thanks to the many people involved – including Mrs. Sapienza, Mrs. McGowan and our incredibly accommodating families – for ensuring that this OTS traditional unit was able to continue for the entire grade 3 class this year! 

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Old Trail School is an independent day school (toddler through grade eight) located in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.