Zentangle to Indian symbols

Zentangle to Indian symbols
Originally uploaded by anselm23

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Here’s two pages of notes in my American history notebook – one is a page of increasingly complex Zentangle patterns, the other a random assortment of symbols from Hopi and Zuni carpets and winter counts (actually collated from the postcard resting against my computer.

If you took 45 minutes, a class period, to teach these (as I did), the quality of your student’s note-taking ability would go up — because you would have shown them things to do with their pens beyond just write with them. And they will turn their notebooks into works of art, as they doodle and draw around their notes about The Aztecs and the Intolerable Acts.

You’re also showing parents and kids that you value creativity — that beauty is important in your classroom.

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