Artist in Residency
ACHF Cultural Heritage
Students will learn about Native American culture in a number of areas. These include dance, music, and history. A real life experience will take place on Friday with students sitting in a tepee meeting with Native Americans in actual dress and be introduced to actual artifacts. Students will be asked to express their thoughts on Native Americans in drawings they will do and also to reflect in writing on the experiences they have had with these people. The drawing and written pieces will show what the students have gained from this art residency and how they have met the state standard on cultural awareness of different groups of people. Native American history and culture has just become a unit for students within the first grade curriculum in the St Cloud School.
This project has proved to be a huge success. Over the five days of the residency the students were able to create three Native American art projects, take part in special musical numbers and handle many different special artifacts. Evaluation was based on the art projects that the children completed such as a dream catcher and an Indian Tepee. The understanding of this specialized culture was also considered in looking at how the children grasped native customs, culture and music.
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