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Native American Vests!

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Students in the 4th grade have been learning all about Native Americans and their culture in their 4th grade Social Studies unit. in support of cross curricular integration, students simultaneously learned about Native Americans through music and ART! In Art, students looked closely at the culture and lifestyle of the Native American people, their housing, clothing, and more. Students studied various pictographs used in their culture to not only identify each other but serve as communication. They discussed the use on natural materials and resources to create items used in their daily life. Students in the 4th grade thought deeply about the names given in the Native American culture and how these names often described character. They then thought of a name that would best describe them and their character. 4th grade artists then created a pictograph to represent their name as the Native Americans would. They painted those symbols on handmade headbands & vests made from crumpled recycled brown paper to resemble the animal skin used for clothing in the Native American culture!