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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Foto-story Friday #19-history project

OK first off, my computer and internet are having speaking troubles!  As in, they are forgetting that they like each other!  Every time I click on anything, it tells it is not connected to the internet!  So IF  I get this to post, it will be a miracle!  And IF we can stay on talking terms, I'll get over to visit all of you that I'm behind on or that have dropped by for any of the last 3 posts!  And now back to our scheduled post.....

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As part of the 5th grade social studies, aka history, they study the indigenous people of the North American continent {Indians}.  Each student is to make something that encompasses their culture.  In the past my two older children have made different types of dwellings.  Savanna's teacher asked that they not be houses.  So she made a coup stick.
We looked on line for examples.  there were many different ones, so we just created our own style.  Here Savanna is threading a bead.
Tying off our "leather" lacings.
Attaching the feathers.
Yet another feather.
Coup Stick
The finished product.  Because we had see them with eagle talons and antlers, Savanna brought an antler to display hers on.  The teacher was happy that she had made a coup stick.
Just for fun here are Cody and Shantel with their 5th grade projects:
Cody 3 years ago.
Cliff Dwellings
Shantel 2 years ago.
Long House

22 comments:

earthlingorgeous said...

Awesome! My daughter is not making projects yet but I hope someday she will be too. :) My post was both for photostory and skywatching its about the HongKong skies check it out here.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Sorry about the miscommunication with the comp and the internet,mine has been giving me a bit of trouble too. Now, on to the stick thing, it looks great. I think it is nice that her project is so different from the other two. Talk with you later sis.

Ryanne said...

OOPS! I was still logged in as you...As you can see Aaron finished you new background. Only I didn't know I was logged in as you. So you have a magical post. I meant everything I wrote there and I understand if you want to delete it cause it is confusing! Sorry I a such a dork!

crystal said...

These are some SERIOUS crafts.

Debra said...

FUN! My kids are not making projects yet. It will be interesting when thbey start!!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Ryanne-- I was like"what the heck? I didn't leave a comment" and then I realized what had happened! Funny :)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

very cool!
we are making a volcano for my son's first presentation next week - he's only in first grade! I'm so nervous for him!

Alexandria said...

Fantastic projects! WOW!! They did a fantastic job. They all must be so proud of their work.

Jaina said...

What neat projects. :)

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Very nice! They're all great! :)

Cecily R said...

Now that's some seriously awesome crafting!!!!

Rachel said...

WOW -- You guys did a great job!

PSF - Dueling Parents

Weeksie50 said...

Great projects..
I think hands on history is the best..

Casey's trio said...

Totally cool! I love hands-on assignments for kids!

Chris said...

Well, all of the projects look great, but I've got to tell you, the coup stick idea is great! Very original. I have a fifth grader this year as well, and I'm going to keep this in mind.
Great job, it looks fantastic.
Sorry to hear about your computer.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Very neat projects. I looks forward to school projects. I always enjoyed them.

AVT Coach said...

Very nice project and original! Thank you so much for commenting on my posts and helping to raise funds for cancer.

Golightly said...

Very cool.

latree said...

cool!
I bet I'd enjoy doing it more than learning the history it self :P

imbeingheldhostage said...

Wow. what great projects. We don't do anything like that over here :-(

I'm glad you have your internet and computer on speaking terms again.

KeiserKids said...

i know it was hard

shantel

Texas Travelers said...

Enjoyed this post. Martha and I have been collecting Native American items for over 40 years.

Troy and Martha