Discover the magic of indigo through Science, History & Mathematics.

Sample ELE: Indigo and its impact on South Carolina | Kristy provides hands-on lessons related to the history of indigo production on SC Plantations, mercantilism, cash crops, rice culture, as well as the role of African Slaves, and class systems. Using an indigo vat of dyes students will experience reduction and oxidation by creating various textile decoration techniques such as cassava paste resist (adinkra), tie-dye (Adire) related to African Culture, and rag quilting. Students create individual artworks utilizing pattern and personal symbolism related to African textiles.

Special requirements: A classroom with at least one sink.

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