Learners consider the Rain Dance as a unifying theme in many Native American cultures. They experiment with their own Rain Dance and identify components (instruments, rhythms, intensity) of their music and movements.
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Environment: Sounds of the Natural World
Second graders describe and imitate sounds from the natural environment including rain and snow. After listing materials that could be used to make rainsticks, they create their own instruments from cardboard tubes,beans, and sand. To...
2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Dancing Rainbows: A Pueblo Boy's Story
Learners read the book "Dancing Rainbows," and complete a variety of activities across the curriculum. In this Native Americans lesson plan, students create pottery, discuss Pueblo traditions, discuss the importance of rain, and learn...
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Hot Weather, Rain Mean Fewer Pumpkins
Students share their knowledge of pumpkins, then read a news article about how hot weather and rain are affecting the pumpkin crop. In this agriculture and current events instructional activity, the teacher introduces the article with a...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History