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The Web of Life


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The Web of Life

In this activity, learners examine ways that Native Americans of the Southwest express their relationship with nature through art. Learners cooperate to create a large weaving and individual rug designs. This activity is featured on pp.30-31 of the "One With the Earth: Native Americans and the Natural World" multidisciplinary unit of study for kindergarten through third grade.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • 6- to 10-foot-long strips of crepe paper or inexpensive cloth in different colors
  • construction paper
  • crayons
  • markers

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
  • Life Sciences
    • Ecology
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Patterns
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature and Environment
  • Physical Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Culture, ethnicity, and gender

  • Native American

    • Acknowledges this group's contributions to STEM
    • Uses inclusive images of people from this group

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis,

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