Re: beadwork

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Posted by Dana S. on November 05, 1999 at 09:22:07:

In Reply to: beadwork posted by Jamie on November 05, 1999 at 08:58:10:

: Hi, I am an Elementary education student who is teaching first graders about Native American beadwork in 45 minutes. I have searched the web looking for clues and not finding much,I'm not real real sure what I seeking but nothing has appealed to me so far. I have been instructed to ad-lib by coloring macaroni and having them construct their own necklace in class. But I do not know "WHY?" Why did and do Native Americans make these necklaces? Excuse me for being ignorant. I am just looking for a simple way to explain this to small people and hope that they will find value and meaning to it (within 45 min) I'd appreciate your help. Thanks, Jamie

Hi, Jamie!

I am so encouraged by your desire to teach your class the "why's" of this lesson. I am no expert, but I thought maybe the WANPUM...America's First Currency page from this site might provide you with some answers. I found it to be informative, as are many other articles on this site.

Good Luck!!
Dana S.

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