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I've had my 8th graders make ceramic hands, too, however it was done in
the context of studying India (other Asian countries would also be
appropriate.) We looked at many statues of Buddha, Boddhisatvas and
Hindu deities and talked about their hand positions (mudras) and what
they meant. Then we talked about how we use our hands to communicate
without speaking. The students lesson was to model a lifesize hand in a
position that communicated an idea. Of course only positions appropriate
to school were acceptable. Hope this gives you another perspective.
Brattleboro Area Middle School