- As part of their study of Native American pottery traditions, class member try their hand at crafting and decorating a clay pot
5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
- Model the coil method of pottery making and have samples available for class members to examine
- The activity requires considerable prep time
- The packet includes illustrated, step-by-step directions for making coil pots
- The images of the different types of surface treatments are imprecise
Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Navajo Pottery: Beautiful Objects
Young potters make their very own version of the classic Navajo Pottery. With helpful worksheets and applicable cross-curricular activities, the instructional activity is an enriching way to mold both your clay and the multicultural...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Lesson Plan: The Power of Collaboration
First, the class discusses, analyzes, and learns about the pottery created by the husband and wife team, Maria and Julian Martinez. Then they pair up and work in collaborative teams to create a written or visual creative piece. A class...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
A Magic Carpet Ride: Exploring Carpet Weaving in India
Seventh graders explore carpet weaving traditions. In this Indian culture lesson, 7th graders analyze photographs from India that allow them to examine the steps in carpet weaving. Students discuss the information they learned from the...
7th Social Studies & History