See the Self Totem Pole http://www.fluxus.org/museum/body.htm, and share the idea of a full sized selfportrait with the students. They can create one of themselves, and incorporate stories on it as the Fluxus Indians have.
Another idea has to do with the conceptualism of contemporary art. Study the site http://www.fluxus.org/museum/ about the Fluxus Indians with the students, and wait until they discover the parody. Discuss the conceptualism of contemporary art. Have the class work together to create another tribe of people, with a "believable" history, then create artifacts that support the "history."
These are just a couple of ideas, and I think they'd probably be adaptable to grades 4-8. Any other ideas?
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From: Mark Alexander <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 08:20:26 -0700 (PDT)
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