Sunday, November 19, 2017

Making Native American Pottery

We listened to the Legend of the Indian Paintbrush on a Reading Rainbow clip.

It's the story of a young Native American boy who sets out to find the colors of the sunset in his paintings. The clip that followed showed a tradition of making pottery. Watching the women take clay from the earth and turn it into a beautiful etched vase or pot was really incredible. My students asked if they could make some. My first response was no-we didn't have clay, we didn't have access to a kiln. But then a student raised her hand and said "we have Play-Doh". Who could say no to that?

So using only our hands to roll the dough, the students made their own Native American inspired pots.

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