Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • What do you think this is made of? If you could touch this object, how would it feel?

  • This object is an ornament for a headdress. Do you think it was worn every day or only on special occasions? For what type of occasion do you think this would be worn?

  • The title says that this is a headdress ornament with heads flanked by crested crocodiles. Can you find the crocodiles? How many do you see?

  • Do you think this would be heavy or light?

  • Pretend you are wearing this on your head. As you move around, do you think it would be quiet or noisy? Why?

  • This ornament was probably attached to a cloth headdress. How do you think it would have been attached to the cloth? Look closely!