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Students examine Aborigines, a group of people indigenous, or native, to Australia. They view examples of Aboriginal bark art and create pictures in the style of Aboriginal bark art.
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Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching Through Kamishibai and The Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Young learners discover kamishibai, a popular Japanese storytelling art, and explore how these Japanese folktales illustrate the country's cultural themes and values through discussion and storyboarding.
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Visual Arts Sculpture, wood art,
Explore the development of wood art. In this art history activity, students study the art work of Gary Stevens. They describe, analyze, and derive meaning from the art they see. They then write a theory about the artist's purpose for the...
K - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Struggle and Transformation: Jaguar & Adolescence
To break down complex themes, discuss a sense of self, and learn a bit about Mayan culture, learners start through art analysis. They analyze a Mayan incense burner, discuss themes, and then write a short story that includes themes from...
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Aboriginal-Style "Bark" Painting
Aboriginal art is full of symbolism, nature, and original style. Kids use natural symbols, paint, sticks, and cardboard to create a piece inspired by traditional Aboriginal bark painting. Tip: This resource is lacking examples and back...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts