Annie and the Old One:
Curriculum Objective 6020-0201:
Identify cultural traits and values
that are inherited and acquired; i.e.,
family, religious, and cultural traditions, physical
Curriculum Objective 5020-1301:
Recognize, describe, extend, and
create a wide variety of patterns.
Students will be able to create a
pattern using four designated colors
that has an obvious rule for a beadwork design that will
be completed in
a succeeding lesson
half sheet of graph paper per student
transparency with grid lines
transparency markers--four different colors
Introduction (10 min):
1. In Annie and the Old One,
Annie was taught to weave by her mother
who was taught by Annie's grandmother. This is an example
of a skill
learned and handed down within a family.
2. Other examples of skills that
are passes down through a family are . . .
(Dolls and Toys of Native America: A Journey Through
3. What are some skills we learn
from our parents?
- family recipes
Methods (10 min):
4. Some Native American tribes are
extremely skilled in beadwork.
Today, we're going to learn how to bead for
5. The first this we need to do,
even before setting up the loom, is to
design our pattern.
6. On the overhead, using a
transparency with grid lines, demonstrate
how to create a pattern.
- Start by marking out the width and length of
- Make sure the warp is an even number of strings (on
graph paper this would be an odd number of
- When marking out your color choices, use only four
- Emphasize that each square you color in represents one
- Discuss the restrictions of patterns. Rule, the
repeated segment of the pattern, needs to be adhered
7. Answer any student
Closure (30-40 min):
8. Pass out graph paper to
9. Using only the four designated
colors, students are given time to create their designs.
Note: Colored pencils or crayons are best for the
process; marker bleed and are clumsier to
10. If students finish their design
before time is up, have them complete
work from the previous days (chalk picture or weaving
11. Observe student response during
design creation. Make sure each
student understands what they are to be doing and how to
Correctly designed patterns are important for tomorrow's