The Hopi Native Americans lived in what is today the Southwest United States and Mexico. Their pueblos, or homes, were flat topped and built of the natural red clay deposits and stone plentiful to the area. The homes were often multiple stories high with movable ladders in lieu of internal staircases. The cool clay provided some relief from the heat of the desert. Recreating a Hopi village in a diorama is a fun and informative school project.