The 1st grade is learning about the Caddo Native Americans from Texas. They are learning that the Caddo have a long history of being artists and are still making amazing artwork today.
We are learning that pottery is functional art, which means it can be used or it has a job. The shape of a piece of pottery gives us clues about how it should be used. A mug is shaped differently than a pitcher because they are used differently.
We are creating pottery that has a job and then decorating it with animal forms, like the Caddo.