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  • Pottery in Museum Collection

    Essential question: How did the ancestral Pueblos make their pottery? What did they use to paint their pottery, and how did they choose their designs?

    Students will be able to: Identify the stylistic attributes of Acoma, Jemez, San Ildefonso, and Santa Clara pottery and distinguish between the traditional Acoma, Jemez, San Ildefonso, and Santa Clara pottery design motifs and forms. Recognize and create similar objects and stylistic motifs

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Literacy and Language Arts,Social Studies
  • Hands Over Time

    Students will recognize that handprint petroglyphs and pictographs may be prehistoric signatures. By leaving behind their own handprints on paper, students will increase their understanding of the value of petroglyphs and the need for their preservation.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Second Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Art, History
  • Pottery in Museum Storage at Aztec Ruins

    Each pot sherd has a story and helps to complete the picture of a people in the absence of a written history. The ancestral Pueblo people created pottery for utilitarian, ceremonial functions and rituals, and trade. The styles of the pottery found at Aztec Ruins had specific relevance to their particular pre-historical, cultural context and intended use.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art
  • The Power of Tools

    This lesson is designed to teach young students about the many uses of tools over time. Students will not only understand how important tools were, but how they have been adapted and changed over time to fit our societal needs.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Archaeology, Art, History
  • Teachers' Guide cover

    Drafted by teachers who attended "Project Archeology" workshops, lessons include hands-on activities that students undertake either on a field trip to Aztec Ruins or in the classroom with replica artifacts. Produced through funds from a National Park Foundation grant, the guide has been distributed to all San Juan County area schools.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Seventh Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Architecture (Building Styles and Methods), Art, Astronomy, Environment, Geometry, Historic Preservation, History, Landscapes, Literature, Mathematics, Museum Studies, Poetry, Social Studies