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Discuss with the class the reasons for identifying and defining the term material culture as refering to a vast array of objects and activities that people make and do traditionally. Your class can identify diverse crafts and decorative arts that are made and practiced indoors and outdoors throughout the seasonal round all across the state, Students also identify traditional Louisiana crafts of the past and present through research.
Sixth graders explore arts and crafts by analyzing machines. In this sewing lesson, 6th graders identify the different parts that make a sewing machine work and practice threading the machine. Students utilize a digital camera to share the different functions of the machine with their class and complete a stitching and sewing worksheet.
Students identify and examine domestic work, skills, and crafts, they find various arenas of traditional learning in their homes and daily lives. They identify experts at home and in their region whose skills contribute to building family life and community. Students also identify that domestic crafts vary from home to home and regionally. Finally, they analyze where they themselves fit in the scheme of work.