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Re: year end idea


From: The Austin's (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed May 29 2002 - 20:35:09 PDT

Great minds think alike! *L* I just purchased the book "Create a Culture" by
Carol Nordgaarden. It is awesome! I plan to use it next year with my middle
school students. I will split them into small groups and each group will
create an entire culture - clothing, food source, geographic region,
religion, holidays, and of course, the art of the culture. Recently Mark
posted this site ( about the Fluxus Indians)
which goes along with this entire concept. I have high expectations and
can't wait to see what they come up with!

> Around the holidays (Nov. Dec.), I think it would be cool to have my
> students (maybe 4th or 5th grade) invent a holiday celebrating themselves.
> What would it be called? What colors and pictures would symbolize the
> What kind of legends or stories could be passed down? What music, dances?
> What food? Costumes? What kind of parties would be given? We could study
> many cultures and their holidays for inspiration. What do you think? Has
> anyone done this before, any ideas to add? What could be the tangible
> result of all this (a book, poster, items and drawings illustrating the
> ideas).

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