Study Guide for The Piasa
The Piasa is an adaptation of the story “The Piasa Bird.” There is a lot of controversy over origin of the pictograph and the story associated with it. Here are some web pages:
For the controversy:
For the version of the Piasa told in this program click on THE PIASA
Art—the Piasa lends itself to many art projects: Make a mural; make a “stained glass” Piasa using colored tissue paper for the colors and black construction for the lines; make a mosaic; make a plain animal and flip over acetate pieces with the different parts of the mythical creature. Take a rock and paint pictures on it.
Social Studies—Find out more about Petroglyphs and pictographs. Compare the Piasa to other pictographs. Study the tribes mentioned in the story (see above)
Language—Write a different ending to the Piasa. Pretend you were on the Lewis and Clark expedition write a description of the Piasa in your journal.
Creative Dramatics—Develop a small playette of the Piasa
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