Create a Family Crest
Learners create their own family crest using prior knowledge and Japanese and Native American examples of symbolic art. Lesson extensions include the creation of a school crest or woodblock examples of crests.
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Presentation of Family Shield or Crest
Students present their family shield or crest that was created during the first part of this activity. In this historical arts activity, students present their family shield to their classmates and are graded based on the included...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Differing World Views: Human and Animals
Kids challenge their understanding of the world around them and consider the impact man has on the environment and animal life. They examine a Tlingit piece, read two Tlingit stories about man and animals, then participate in a research...
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Movin' West: The Hard Life of Pioneers
Third graders examine the life of the pioneers moving westward through literature, primary sources and other activities. In this pioneer instructional activity, 3rd graders become familiar with the Paiute Indians and their basket making...
3rd English Language Arts