Barbara Locklear

Barbara Locklear

Barbara Locklear has been teaching in Schools, Libraries, Museums, Collages, Universities and Festivals for more than three decades delighting, entertaining, and educating audiences of all ages. All programs and classes are curriculum based and linked to American Indian History, Art, Storytelling, and Philosophy. She began her teaching career working with American Indian Children she was observed by a representative from the Community School of the Arts and asked to work with children in their Arts program, beginning her training as a teaching artist. Other training includes but is not limited to Blumenthal Performing Arts Education Institute and ArtsTeach/ArtStart. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, National Indian Education Association, American Indian Women of Proud Nations and United Indian Tribes of North Carolina.

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

ndnstoryteller@bellsouth.net

  6610 Riverview Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216

704-392-1137

Learning the power and value of words with the Tal...

Program description

The Talking Stick is a simple but powerful teaching tool, it is used by the speaker to keep control in meetings, and it is the oldest object used as a form of parliamentary procedure in the country. The person holding the Stick is the only person allowed to speak, after he has said all he needs to say, he holds the Stick out and anyone wishing to speak at that time, will take the Stick. Before he takes the Stick and speaks, he must understand all it represents and honor that with his words, not to do so would dishonor the Stick, to dishonor the Talking Stick is to dishonor oneself. The most important thing this lesson teaches is respect and the proper use of words because words are the most powerful tool we as people possess.  After hearing the symbolic meaning of the Talking Stick and the materials used to decorate it students choose a stick and other materials and make one of their own.

NOTE: This lesson can stand alone or be combined with general presentation. (Recommended) By combining the general presentation the students gain a better understanding of American Indian History and Culture there-for a greater appreciation of the art form and a deeper understanding of the proper use of words

 

Booking / scheduling contact

Barbara Locklear

   704-392-1137

 ndnstoryteller@bellsouth.net

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Multi-media, Storytelling, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: Native American
Program type: Professional Development, Workshop
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Subject: Language Arts, Social Studies / History, Visual Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Any

Available times:

Any

Length of program: 1 hr or class session + one hour for Artifact presentation
Space / technical requirements:

Table, students need working area. EP  takes all materials needed for this lesson.

Location(s):

Classroom

Fees / Ticketing:

$300. for assembly if beginning with artifact presentation day 1.   All other lessons $150.00 each class covers instruction and materials.

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

SL.2 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

SL. 3. Ask and answer questions in order to seek help,get information, or clarify something that is not understood.

SL.6 Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.

NC Essential Standards:

Kindergarten

K.V.1 Use the language of visual arts to communicate effectively.

K.V.1.2 Create original art that expresses ideas about oneself.

K.V.2 Apply creative and critical thinking

K.V.2.1 Recognize that artists may view or interpret art differently

K.V.3 Create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately.

K.V.3.1 Use a variety of tools safely and appropriately to create art.

K.V.3.2 Use a variety of media to create art. K.CX.1 Understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts. K.CX.1.1 Use visual arts to illustrate how people express themselves differently

First Grade

1V.2 Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression

1.V.2.1 Recognize that artistic problems have multiple solutions.

1.V.3 Create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately

1.V.3. 1 Use a variety of tools safely and appropriately to create art.

1.CX.1 Understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts

1.CX.1.1 Recognize how visual arts are used in customs and traditions of various cultures.

Second Grade

2.V.2 Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression.

2.V.2. 1Understand that artistic problems have multiple solutions

2.V.3 Create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately.

2.V.3.1 Use a variety of tools safely and appropriately to create art.

2.CX.1 Understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts.

2.CX.1.1 Exemplify visual arts representing the heritage, customs, and traditions of various cultures

2.CX.1.5 Understand that artists use natural resources in creating art.

Third Grade

3.V.2 Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression.

3.V.2.1 Create art through a process that includes generating ideas, planning solutions, and producing original art

3.V.3 Create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately

3.V.3.1 Understand how a single tool can be manipulated in multiple ways, safely and appropriately

3.CX.1 Understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts.

3.CX.1.1 Exemplify visual arts representing the heritage, customs, and traditions of various cultures

Fourth Grade

4.V.3 Create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately.

4.V..3.1 Apply a variety of methods of manipulating a single tool, safely and appropriately

4.CX.2 Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts.

4.CX.2.2 Apply skills and concepts learned in other disciplines, such as math, science, language arts, social studies, and other arts, in the visual arts.

4.CR.1 Use critical analysis to generate responses to a variety of prompts

4.CR.1.2 Critique personal art based on teacher-established criteria.

Fifth Grade

5.V1 Use the language of visual arts to communicate effectively.

5.V1.2 Create art that reflects personal voice and choice.

5.V.2 Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression.

5.V.2.1 Evaluate solutions to artistic problems, including their effectiveness

5.V.3 Create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately.

5.V.3.1 Evaluate how to manipulate tools safely and appropriately to reach desired outcomes

5.CR1 Use critical analysis to generate responses to a variety of prompts

5.CR.1.2 Critique personal art based on established criteria and expressive qualities.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

A fee of $100.00 will be charged to help cover some of the cost of materials and art supplies.