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A unit, Instructions:
Introduction and overview

The students, these instructions give you the information you need so that you can do these missions on your own. Even if you do not have a teacher, you can learn more about ceramics.

Conditions of ceramics and processes

Explorer ceramics studio


Take a tour of the ceramics workshop. Let your teacher to act as a guide or use a printed copy of the Glossary of terms and processes to see if you can find examples of different processes and conditions.

Crossword and glossary of terms and processes
You can do the crossword puzzle above online or print version and use the link to the online glossary so you can explore the links in the definitions that you meet it. Your teacher will give you a brief questionnaire when you're done.

How are you? Take the quiz online!

An early history of pottery

Instructions Project


Print the former History of Ceramics activities and complete it as you watch the presentation.

Look on issues on the worksheet. You will need to write and submit a document that responds to a series of questions:

A. First series of questions:

What is technology?

Why would we consider that, at a time of the pottery is a radical new technology?
What does pottery must address in times and places, we have similar needs today and, if so, how these needs are addressed today?

What technologies today serve similar purposes to the pottery from its beginnings?

B. Second series of questions:

What is technology?

Why would we consider that, at a time of the pottery is a radical new technology?
Why is it that people do pottery today?

How techniques and processes we use today to create pottery and different from those used in early civilizations?

3. Watch The origins of pottery and answer your questions. Take as long as you want to think about it. It is not necessarily a right or wrong answer to these questions.

Amulet Necklace

Instructions Project


This project will create a necklace that is autobiographical. To do this you'll need to know a number of things. Do not worry if you do not feel that you are an artist. I will lead you step by step, but the final draft will be your own.

Brainstorm some answers to these questions:


How do you think the technology of ceramics may have changed over the years?

What are the elements that you have or have you seen that are made of clay?

What are some reasons that people have used the clay to do things through the centuries? Other than practice?

What are the qualities of clay you?


You will make a necklace autobiographical. Search for the word autobiographical just to see if you have all his senses. To begin to consider how it can be, here are some questions for you to meet with as many answers you can think of:

What are the questions that you or people you know deal. The questions you can see and understand?

Are there any natural objects or items that have special importance for you? Anything with a symbolic meaning or operation of memories?

What types of items you feel you represent your culture or period?

Getting a lump of clay and squish around in your hands. Form into a form animal - an animal you want. Here are some tips to remember when you work:
o Do not thin, delicate parts such as legs or tails sticking pieces. [Advise students to take note of how others solved the question of legs and tails during their explorations Internet.]
o Impress lines and characteristics in the wet clay rather than scratching. Scratching leaves a rough edge that looks unattractive and no.
o Do not try too small. Remember clay shrink some.
o Make sure to consider how the ball or pendants to hang the cord before making the holes for stringing.
* Now, you must fill in the past and present for a complete table. This should help you find meanings for your charms or pendants.

* Amulets and fetishes Scavenger Hunt
o Print a copy of the amulet Collier Worksheet, to obtain a text art, and go amulets and fetishes Scavenger Hunt Web page. The worksheet tells you what to do! Be sure to click on the amulet favorites, too.


Heading Collier *

Look carefully on the line. The indices do your collar there. To begin. Your teacher will help you.

* A column is a tool that is used to evaluate a lesson.




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