Clan System (Hopi’s Family Tree) The purpose of the system. Matriarchal Society How it works Roles with in the family Extended Clans Clan Names
Clan System Activity First make a American family tree then in comparison do a clan system tree. Once you have worked on both family trees, come up with clan names and symbol for your family and then explain why it is significant
Basket Weaving The history of the Hopi basket weaving Passed down from generation to generation Where does the material comes from and how do they prepare it?
Basket Weaving The steps to weaving What it is mostly used now for in the current Hopi community
Basket Weaving Activity Use pipe cleaners to practice and get the idea of how Hopi Basketry is created.
Hopi Ceremonies & Traditions Talk about the characteristics of the Hopi’s Peaceful, agreeable, hardworking Discuss their spirituality: Live it on a daily basis Teach peace and goodwill Handed down through centuries from ancestors
Kachinas Ceremonies What they represent why they have them. Explain the initiation process... Coming of age, children's knowledge of what the kachinas are. Talk about the kivas and what takes place inside the kiva.
Classroom Activity Lunchtime in the classroom: Share lunch inside the classroom. We’re going to watch a movie about how Piki Bread is made, then have a lunch meal of piki bread and hominy stew. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnjwLzVr5qM Explain how important the corn is in the Hopi traditions.
Hopi Pottery Explain the process of how the clay is made: Take clay from earth, give back to earth. Mix with water..etc. Explain how she rolled the clay into strips to make into her pot. The stones she used to buff and smooth out the pot The plants she used to make the paint Explain what the different designs symbolize
Classroom Activity You will each make your own pot. As a class we will go through the process of making the clay, rolling it into strips and creating the pot. Pick out what designs and symbols you are going to use on the pot and why you chose them. Talk about how the Hopi’s make their own paintbrushes and paints from what nature gives them.