Journeys to the Past by Jacque Nunez
presented in partnership with the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
Journey back in time to a California Indian Village of the Acjachamai Tribe. Storyteller Jacque Nunez, a true Acjachemen descendant, will enchant us with songs and tales, sharing important aspects of her culture including native dwellings, cooking, basket weaving, indigenous instruments, and dancing. Gain an understanding of the tribe’s respect for Mother Earth and the importance of every Native American tribes’ unique heritage.
California Content Standards easily applied in your classroom:
- 1.HI.1.5.2: Understand the ways in which American Indians and immigrants have helped define Californian and American culture.
- 2-6.AR.DA.4.0: Responding to, analyzing and making judgments about works of dance.
- 3.HI.3.2.1: Describe national identities, religious beliefs, customs, and various folklore traditions.
LESSON PLAN IDEA: How might culture have differed between the Native Americans in the Acjachamai Tribe and other Native Americans indigenous to California? Discuss.
Visit the artist’s website at www.journeystothepast.com.
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Journeys to the Past: Native American Culture & Visual Art
INCLUDES THREE VISITS TO YOUR CLASSROOM!
In this multimedia visual arts project, your students will investigate the rich use of symbols in Native American art forms. Working with local multicultural teaching artist, Judy Timmerman, your students will create a work of art while exploring the unique culture of California’s Native American tribes. Students will gain an appreciation of Native American culture and traditions throughout the course of this project.
California Content Standards
- 3.HI.3.3: Students draw from historical and community resources to organize the sequence of local historical events and describe how each period of settlement left its mark on the land.
- 4.HI.4.2.1: Discuss the major nations of California Indians, including their geographic distribution, economic activities, legends, and religious beliefs; and describe how they depended on, adapted to and modified the physical environment by cultivation of land and use of sea resources.
Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30am (Sold Out!)
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