In "Song of the Sky Loom," the Tewa express a wish to "walk fittingly." Draft a definition essay describing how a person might walk fittingly in today's society.
“...red light of evening”, “falling rain”, “standing rainbow” are phrases that relate to rain.
Rain would be important to any farming culture but given the scarcity of rain in a desert region such as the southwest it would be especially precious.
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If possible, bring in and play a recording of a traditional Tewa or Navajo song. (If you live in Arizona or New Mexico, perhaps you might invite a Tewa or Navajo singer to class.) What is the song about and when is it usually sung? What aspects of the song could not be captured in a written translation of the lyrics?
Recall that the term sky loom refers to desert rains. Why would rain be important to a farming culture in the Southwest? Research the terrain and climate of New Mexico. Draw a map on which you represent the different terrains and climates with various materials. Predict what other things might be subjects of Tewa songs.
A carpet company purchased a new loom for $124,000. For income tax purposes, company accountants will use the straight-line depreciation equation y = -15,500x + 124,000 to describe the declining value of the loom. a. When will the value of the loom be one-half of its purchase price? b. When will the loom have no value?