Coil pottery is one of the earliest techniques for making pots from clay. Many ancient civilizations and cultures, including those in South Asia, have made coil pottery of all sizes for storage and everyday use. Anthropologists use ancient pottery to learn more about the people and cultures of the past. Try your hand at making a coil pot!
Drawing a Map
Maps are drawings of places. They share with us important information about the world around us including locations, landmarks, distances and directions. Using a colonial map from Chennai India as an example learn to map the world around you!
In South Asia cultural performances with dancers wearing masks are very popular. Typically these brightly colored masks are made from wood. Masked dance performances are part of important rituals found in Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Through this lesson plan, try making your own mask.