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Lesson Plans

RE; Rock Painting

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Riley N Tucker (RILEYT)
Mon, 18 Oct 1999 19:53:08 -0400

TO the Appalachian Student-teacher, Lyndsey(I think)
The ideas you got in response to your Cave paintings were great. However
if money is an object you might consider my low-budget alternative. After
discussion of the topic, give each student a portion of an ordinary lunch
bag. Have them tear out the shape of a retrieved piece of "rock" the
tearing will add texture to the shape. Then crumple the bag portion up (
to add further texture to the surface) I did this with young students. We
pretended that we were archaeologists who had retrieved this ancient piece
of rock. and were studying the unusual drawings on it. We looked at slides
for comparisons. The kids had made brushes from sticks and painted on
their bags in a similar style to the southwestern petroglyphs. The
finished project was mounted for display on construction paper. Simple, to
the point, and cheap.