A pair of moccasins sparked a connection for Artist Melanie Yazzie to consider the role and importance of having empathy for others, or “walking a mile in someone’s moccasins.”
Does this object spark a lesson idea for your classroom?
- How could students share memories related to their words?
- What does it mean to walk in other people’s shoes, and when did you feel like you did that with a friend or family member?
TIP: Have students trace their feet and write words of personal empowerment within the outline to display throughout the classroom.
Related Creative Activities
This Zia Pueblo Storage Jar provides the perfect centerpiece for an engaging discussion that challenges students to examine the importance of traditional knowledge shared from one generation to the next as well as the value of new ideas and innovations.
Help your students develop their basic art vocabulary starting with terms often used to describe the features of a jar or vase. Next, encourage students to run wild with descriptive adjectives as they write about Tony Jojola’s glass jar.
Students will participate in activities that help them understand how historians take different pieces of a puzzle and put them together to learn about the past.