Fox Elementary Year One
Nelson and Weaver/Christy Barlow
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
Students will recognize similarities/differences of Creek and Cherokee Indians.
Students will relate the lives of Creek and Cherokee Indians to their own lives.
Students will use visual art vocabulary to support their historical claims.
Students will use Social Studies vocabulary to support their artistic claims.
Social Studies/ Visual Art.
SS2H2 Describe the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past in terms of tools, clothing, homes, ways of making a living, and accomplishments.
a. Compare and contrast the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past to those of Georgians today.
SS2H1 Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history.
b. Sequoyah (development of a Cherokee alphabet)
VA2.RE.1 Discuss personal works of art and the artwork of others to enhance visual literacy.
a. Use a variety of strategies for art criticism.
b. Demonstrate an appreciation for art and art making processes by communicating thoughts and feelings.
c. Use art terminology with emphasis on selected elements and principles of art.
VA2.CN.1 Investigate and discover the personal relationships of artists to community, culture, and the world through making and studying art.
b. Explore the influences of artists and their work in a variety of cultures.
c. Make inferences to identify time and place in works of art.
VA2.CN.2 Integrate information from other disciplines to engage in the understanding and production of works of art.
a. Explore universal concepts (e.g. self, family, community, world) inspired by other subject areas.
Reproductions of artworks: can be posters, digital images projected on smart board, etc.
For this lesson: PPT with images is included: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oj5XxY06-221MqGz9A91mRXv9BHi4nUBl2Vl1_JV2ts/edit?usp=sharing
We utilized VISUAL THINKING STRATEGIES as a way to introduce the Creek and Cherokee cultures. Students examined images of tribe members from both the Creek and Cherokee while using the 3 main questions of Visual Thinking Strategies to critically examine and discuss what they observed.
Images included depictions of historical figures from the tribes including Sequoyah as well as a contemporary image of Muscogee Creek Indians serving in U.S. military in Iraq and an artwork by the artist Jeffery Gibson, who has Cherokee and Choctaw heritage.
It would be an interesting follow-up to do this again once they have finished studying the Creek and Cherokee to check for understanding.