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Students will learn about the need for rock art to be respected and protected. They will learn about the sacredness of rock art and its link to Utah history, culture and art.
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Materials Needed Activity #3
Learning is reinforced when students feel a connection with a concept. Students will create individual "pictographs," a class "rock art panel pictograph," and individual petroglyphs. When their class panel is "vandalized," the students should feel affected. This experience can be used with the vocabulary words from the lesson on storytelling, to teach respect of property, respect for nature, and respect for life.
Rock art is all we have left of a "written" history of the Native American Indians who live in Utah. It is important that we protect and preserve this record of history for us and our children. Suppose your pictographs are the only record the future people have of you. What does it say about your community? What would you like to tell them about you? How would you feel if your history was vandalized?
Activity #1: Pictographs:*
Activity #2: Sand Petroglyphs:
Activity #3: Plaster Petroglyphs: