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Re: cave drawings

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Griswold, Charlotte (griswald)
Sun, 02 Nov 1997 12:15:05 -0800

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Can't restrain myself...I too do cave paintings using brown, crumpled
paper bags, and a limited palette with 6th graders. I also require them
to make their own painting implements. This year, i told them they
could paint on whatever they brought in, as long as they could justify
its use in our historical context...we now have paintings on paper bags,
brown paper, leather, a rabbit hide, plaster of paris on a shingle, very
rough and bumpy, wood and so on. the implements they made range from
twigs, hollowed out reeds (to blow thru), bundles of straw, obsidian
flakes. I try to mount the implement with the "painting".
In California, 6th grade history studies Early humans, and as a social
studies teacher, this makes a great tie in.

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