This slideshow was created for 1st grade students to learn about NAVAJO SAND ART. There are 17 slides total.
*Art vocabulary words used for the slide show & lesson are in all caps.*
Slide 1: Title & image of Navajo people creating a sandpainting.
Slide 2: Info about the Navajo & where they live & an image
Slide 3: How Navajo sandpaintings were made
Slide 4: Info on YEI figures & why they were made
Slide 5: More info on sandpaitings & an image
Slides 6-9: All images of sandpaintings
Slides 10-11: Close-ups of sandpaintings
Slide 12: Info about PICTOGRAPHS & what they are.
Slides 13-17: Images of pictographs. (I show these to help the students think of their own)
I use this slideshow for 1st grade students in the Fall. We learn about NATIVE AMERICAN SAND ART & the Navajo. Students practice creating their own pictographs on scrap paper. Once they choose 5 images that describe them, they create larger versions on construction paper. Students then TRACE over their pencil pictographs with glue & dump salt on the glue. (We use salt instead of sand because it helps the paint show up better). The next week they come back to class, we use watercolor paint to lightly dab on our salt. The students watch the colors spread on their salt. They BLEND colors to make new colors as well.