Talking Sticks

Students in Tess’s 3/4 class learned about the story of the talking stick and its historical significance as a tool created by Deganawidah as part of the peace agreement that formed the Iroquois Confederacy. You can read the story here

After learning about talking sticks students created their own, weaving in specific features that serve as symbols of one of the Quaker SPICES. 


Located in College Park, MD, Friends Community School is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school, founded on the belief that every child is a valued member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage.
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5901 Westchester Park Drive
College Park, Maryland 20740