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Re: Culture essentials

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From: Sara (sarawren_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 13 2003 - 16:41:30 PDT


Friends

Native American Art can not be clumped together, unless the Art Teacher
decides to do that way.

I used this while I was an Art Teacher for The Sac Fox Indian Settlement
School. They had an even lower stats.

My Culture files are sorted by:

ERA
PEOPLE ,INDIGENOUS
REGION
MUSEUM
YEAR, DATE

Then those are subdivided even more.

This is a great site to learn about Native American Groups of the Southwest
Region of the United States.

If you go to the Heard Museum site one can find

The Native American Fine Art Movement A Resource Guide
(It takes about 20-40 seconds to down load.61 pages)

http://www.heard.org/nafarmg.pdf

The Heard has developed curriculum materials, based on its exhibits and
educational programs, that teachers can use in their classrooms. Following
is a list of curriculum materials available in downloadable format, CD-Rom
or as a kit.

Native Peoples of the Southwest
Developed with the support of The Flinn Foundation and distributed by Cloud
Associates. Call 602/866.7820. A five-unit social studies curriculum that
includes the following topics:
. Inde': The Western Apache (Families)
. Hopi: Desert Farmers (Communities)
. Anasazi: The Ancient Villagers (Arizona prehistory)
. O'odham: Indians of the Sonoran Desert (Cultural Geography and Adaptation)
. Dine': The Navajo (Other Nations/Other Cultures)

Inventing the Southwest: Fred Harvey and Native American Art
Developed with the support of the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Museum
Collections Accessibility Initiative and the National Endowment for the
Humanities. Appropriate for intermediate and high school levels and can be
integrated into history/social studies programs, this interactive exhibit is
available in the Heard Museum Shop and Bookstore on CD-Rom for $19.95.

Native American Fine Arts Resource Guide
Developed with the support of the Nathan Cummings Foundation. A resource
guide focusing on painting and sculpture produced by Native Americans in the
continental United States since 1900. Appropriate for all levels.
Accompanying slides are available free of charge. Request must be made on
school letterhead and sent to:

Ann Marshall
Heard Museum
2301 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004-1323

Rain
Based on the popular Heard Museum exhibit of the same name, Rain discusses
the importance of rain in the lives of Southwestern Native peoples. The kits
follow a cycle-Clouds, Rain, Rainbows, Dry Spell, Animals and Using the
Rain-with lessons in math, science, reading and writing based on six
oversize art prints. In many cases, original books and stories were
developed for the kits. A special kit also is available for Phoenix Area
schools.

Sara

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