1. Description of Our Team
Our team consists of two members. Katie is intelligent, a writer, and a good team member, Emmie is good at writing and working. She likes working in groups. Our teachers put us in our team and we split the work evenly.
2. Summary of Our Project
What does Pueblo pottery communicate and teach about Pueblo culture? Is it just functional, for baking, cooking, or serving food? Is it just pretty, for decoration and to give as gifts? Our ancestors mastered the art of making pottery for their everyday needs. As time passed, different pueblos developed different styles and processes for making and decorating pottery. This was based on the natural materials and pigments they had available to them and whether the pottery was designed for household use or for decorative use. Nowadays, most pottery is decorative, and much of it can be identified by the decorations used by the different pueblo tribes. These decorations evolved over time as pueblo pottery became a fine art form, and the pottery styles and symbols have their own history. The history of pueblo pottery is as rich and complex as the pots themselves, and our Website will trace this history and help to show how culture can be preserved in an art form.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:more than 6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
We had to over come the obstacle of learning to work as a team. Our team leader had to learn how to lead us and we had to work together to create our site. We had to focus on getting things doing and stay on task. We, also, had a lot of issues with our internet not working properly.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
Our participation in Doors to Diplomacy helped prepare us for graduation by giving us skills we will need and teaching us to work hard.
6. How did your activities and research for this Doors to Diplomacy Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We used the Doors to Diplomacy project to support content standards in language arts and technology. We team-taught to make the project possible and the students had opportunities to work on their projects in their language arts and communications classes. A majority of our state standards molded well with this project, especially those in writing, research, and technology. We, also, utilized the Towa language and Jemez Pueblo History to meet some of our schools bilingual requirements. This project was an awesome learning tool for our students.