5th grade did excellent jobs on this labor of love.
We began the lesson reading "Through Georgia's Eyes" by Rachel
Rodriguez. We discussed her art, as well as the art created by Navajo
Indians. We also talked about the Elements of art; line, space, shape,
color and value. We spent most of the class time drawing our lines in
our Indian blankets and coloring them with bright colors. After the
blanket was completed we started drawing our skulls and showing value.
We then cut out the skulls and glued them to our blankets. In order to
give our papers more support, we glued them onto construction paper. We
punched holes on the top and bottom of the paper and tied yarn on the
ends to create fringe.
This took about five 45 minute class periods, but covered a lot of information and the project looks amazing!