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The Legend Of The Indian Paintbrush

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Order Number: 126.0073
Format : DVD

Theme: Like Little Gopher, we all possess gifts and talents that make us special to the people around us.

A Native American story of Little Gopher following his destiny, as revealed in a Dream-Vision of becoming an artist for his people and bringing the colors of the sunset down to the Earth.

LeVar visits the Pueblo Indian people of Taos, New Mexico where Mother Earth plays a crucial role in their art. He interviews a painter, a family of pottery makers, and a family of dancers. Each explains the traditions behind their art and the Native American culture.

Author: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: Putnam
Field Trip Segments
Meet a Pueblo Painter – LaVar visits Dominic Arquero, who is painting a sunset on a raw hide. Dominic talks about painting sunsets, his heritage, and how the paints are made from earth elements.
Learn about Pottery Making – LaVar joins Dolly Naranjo, daughter Jody, and mother Rose, as they mix pottery clay and shape pots. Dolly tells about this tradition; then the pots are glazed, fired and etched with designs.
Traditional Pueblo Dance – LeVar watches Beninto Concha and his family dress in their traditional dance clothing and share the traditions of the Pueblo dance.
Review Books: Rainbow Crow retold by Nancy Van Laan; Indians Of The Americas from the New True Book series; The Mud Pony retold by Caron Lee Cohen.

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Use this episode to further enhance your science curriculum.  Science Concepts: light, atmosphere, reflection, physical and chemical properties.
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Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
Series #126

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