For decades, pockets of the United States have celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day rather than Columbus Day, which was put into place as a federal holiday back in 1934 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This year was particularly special for Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which received its first presidential proclamation from President Biden.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates the contributions of indigenous peoples to society and honors their place as the first inhabitants of what is now the U.S., and the wrongs they suffered. Columbus Day was intended to be a day where “the nation would honor the courage and determination which enabled generations of immigrants from many nations to find freedom and opportunity in America,” according to the Congressional Research Service.
Whether you live in a state that recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Columbus Day, or both, topics such as culture, exploration, art, and discovery are subjects that ring true for both.
Our country is a melting pot of various cultures and artistic influences. Thanks to modern-day travel and technology, we are more interconnected today than ever before. To celebrate the importance of exploration and discovery, and the effect it can have on art and technology, we put together fun hands-on STEM projects from around the world that can be adapted to any skill level and is perfect for classroom and at-home creative Doodling alike.
Use this stencil to create your very own Doodled paper crane! You can create it in any color, or even in multiple colors.
We have seen members from our creative Community do incredible things, from art to fashion to full-size cars.
Cornelia Kuglmeier has been a dedicated member of our 3Doodler Community from the very beginning, and last year took on a project that required the precision, attention to detail, and artistic ability that only she could bring.
By Doodling a globe and discussing cultures and influences from around the world, we can learn to appreciate different people and places, and maybe even find new places to add to our travel wish list!