Coil Pot Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Suzanne Rose

Suzanne has taught all levels PK-graduate school and has a PhD in Instructional Systems Design. She currently teachers literacy courses to preservice and inservice teachers.

Through this lesson plan, students will learn how to make clay coil pots. They also will understand the role of coil pots and development in Mexican culture through a read-aloud and video.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this lesson, students will:

  • Relate coil pots to native cultures.
  • Learn to build a simple coil pot.

Length

1 hour

Curriculum Standards

Please note that each state has different standards for art. Please consult your state's standards to ensure proper alignment.

Materials Needed

  • Clay
  • Rolling pins
  • Plastic knives
  • Kiln (if desired)
  • Glazes (if desired)
  • Book: The Pot that Juan Built by Nancy Andrews-Goebel
  • Photos of student-made coil pots
  • Computer with projector (to share videos and photos)

Coil pots made by elementary students.
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