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How do the Navajo weave such beautiful rugs? Create your own replica Navajo weaving with Crayola® Rainbow Twistables™.
Read The Goat in the Rug or a similar book that describes the Navajo weaving process. Invite students to discuss the steps, tools, and skills involved in weaving a Navajo rug.
Organize a variety of text and electronic resources for students, working in small groups. Navajo rugs and blankets come in many different designs. They often use geometric patterns and themes from nature. Some pattern names are Tree of Life, Crystal Rug, Teec Nos Pos, and Yei and Yeibachai. Groups research these and other styles. Students decide on an authentic Navajo rug design they would like to draw.
On white paper, students use Crayola Rainbow Twistables to design their Navajo rugs. Just twist out the colors! Recreate the shapes and sizes of each part of the design.
Group members collaborate to write a summary paragraph representing their learning about Navajo weaving.
Display Rainbow Rugs and student writing with other artifacts and information about Navajo culture and history.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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