Saturday, September 22, 2018

8th Grade Koru

In June 2017 I attended the NAEA western Region Leadership Conference and one of our breakout sessions was a lesson on koru- spiral designs representing new life, growth, and peace to the Maori people of New Zealand. 
I taught a similar the lesson to 8th graders last year and ended up changing a few things and leaving it for the beginning of this school year when I was in maternity leave. 
There was a slides presentation to introduce the culture and concept to the students...

Then they start to design. This year I asked the students to trace their designs with glue on black paper and add color with construction paper crayons. They turned out pretty cool, especially after the students chose a color of construction paper to mount the work on for display.

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