Campbellsville Elementary School art students recently made their own African necklaces.
In Adrienne Hash’s class, students are studying the Guaymi people, the largest Native American group in Panama.
They learned about chaquira necklaces, which are beaded collars worn by the Guaymi people.
In the past, the necklaces were made out of bone, seeds, shells and other objects found in nature. Today, the necklaces are made out of beads.
Students also discussed tribal African jewelry, which was made out of ivory, bone, wood, shells, metal and more. The necklaces, Hash said, were made to tell a story.
After the lesson, Hash asked her students to make their own African necklaces, with intricate designs.
They used paper plates as their necklace, and added designs with markers.
CES second-grader Jazzlyn Cox draws designs on her African necklace.
CES second-graders Ryan Tungate, at left, and Evan Cundiff draw designs on their African necklaces.
CES second-grader Lashonda Wilkinson colors her African necklaces.
CES second-grader Kae’vin Spaulding draws designs on his African necklace.
CES second-graders Jayden Moore, at left, and Keylan Strong color their African necklaces.
CES second-grader Alex Wilson colors designs on her African necklace.
CES second-graders Ryan Tungate, at left, and Lashonda Wilkinson color designs on their African necklaces.