Monday, November 13, 2006

Amon Carter Museum uses art work to display the People of the Plains

Third graders from Avon Heritage South Elementary School discussed the people of the plains using reproduced painting with the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth Texas. While connected to the Nancy Strickland from the Amon Carter Museum the students in small groups looked over several of reproductions from their museum and broke the art work into themes. Nancy helped guide the students to a better understanding of the Indians in Planes through details in the paintings. The students broke the painting into themes of games, hunting, ceremonies protection. Each group shared details of the works they held as the camera viewed the exhibits in the museum.

Thanks to the Amon Carter Museum the students have a better understanding of what life was like back when the Indian Nations lived and traveled the plains.