Detail of Navajo weaver figure at loom

Weaver Inspired Activity

Detail of Navajo weaver figure at loom

When artist Melanie Yazzie saw this object, she was inspired by the meaning behind the important action - the laboring, working, and creating to provide for the family.

Does this idea spark a lesson for your classroom?

  • How could this object interest students and inspire them to create a visual representation of an action?
  • How could students share about lessons, skills, and stories they have learned from their families through art, writing, or performance?
  • How could you facilitate a conversation about what student see as important actions their family members provide?

TIP: Start with a list of roles or jobs that people do in your community to get students thinking about what their family members do to provide for their family.

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