In this "OurStory'' module entitled "Pueblo Pots'' , students will investigate the roles that pottery and water played in the lives of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico. Students will learn about Native American culture by reading the book entitled "When Clay Sings'' and discover the symbolism of two modern pots in a hands-on "Explore Pueblo Pots'' activity. The module includes links to the activities and a list of other recommended readings about Native American culture. "OurStory'' is a series of modules designed by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of objects from the Museum's vast collections, quality children's literature, and engaging hands-on activities. Ideal for afterschool use, "OurStory'' resources allow students to think critically, to be creative, and to achieve academic standards both in and out of the classroom.


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4.3.7: District of Columbia Arts Education Learning Standards

Research and describe the influence of religious groups' history on art and architecture, focusing primarily on buildings in the District of Columbia both past and present.

4.3.7: District of Columbia Physical Education Standards

Demonstrate how to warm-up and cool-down muscles and joints before aerobic activities such as running, jumping, kicking, throwing, and striking.

4.3.7: Indiana's Academic Standards Social Studies

Explain the effect of the Earth/sun relationship on the climate of Indiana.

4.3.7: Indiana's Academic Standards English/Language Arts

Identify the narrator in a selection and tell whether the narrator or speaker is involved in the story.

4.3.7: North Dakota Science Content Standards

Identify ways friction or burning produces heat (e.g., magnifying glass, carpet burn, sunburn)
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