Storyteller Figure, Josephine Arquero Cochiti, United States, Unknown, between 1964 - 1997  polychrome, pottery

Storyteller Figure Inspired Activity

Storyteller Figure, Josephine Arquero Cochiti, United States, Unknown, between 1964 - 1997  polychrome, pottery

Storyteller Figure

Josephine Arquero

Cochiti, United States

Unknown, between 1964 - 1997

polychrome, pottery

Artist Melanie Yazzie was inspired by the celebration and unity that story telling provides.

Does this object spark a lesson idea for your classroom?

  • How could the flags be representative of your class culture?
  • How does a symbolic addition to your room provide for a new routine?

TIP: Create flags from fabric and ribbon, have students write stories, or significant words on the flags and join flags together on a ribbon to display around the classroom.

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