So here it goes again, this is seriously one of my favorite lessons. It incorporates so much: art history, US history, how artifacts tell stories about the past, clay creation (pinch pot, coil, addition, subtraction, surface design)...oh my!
There's an awesome video I have the students watch to start off this lesson. We go into a deep discussion about how artifacts help us to know about different cultures. The creation part is so much fun but I always am reminding them of the importance of these face jugs.
Here's the video if you'd like to see it: