The Pottery Project
Students research Native American culture regions and archaeology techniques. In small groups, they decorate a clay pot, break the pots, and repair and analyze the designs on the pottery.
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This Ain't No Tea Party!
Create food-safe bowls with your class, then organize a meal for the community using the class's bowls to serve. This lesson is based on the Empty Bowels Project, where school kids gain an understanding of global hunger through community...
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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
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
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 lesson is an enriching way to mold both your clay and the multicultural acceptance of your...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Minoan Pottery - A History Lesson
Accent your next ancient pottery art project with easy-to-follow background information. An article describes the background, significance, and history of Minoan Pottery. It includes links to images, sites and ideas. Tip: This is a great...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Canaan and Ancient Israel
Planning for your next activity on ancient Israel, but not sure where to start? Check out this assortment of activities to help get the ball rolling. It includes a range of ideas on topics, such as Greek and Egyptian mythology,...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable