Northwest Native American Art
Eighth graders first study the art of the U.S. Northwestern Coast Native American peoples. They select an image or make their own and make a drawing and then make a 6-inch linoleum block print.
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Fritz Scholder: A Study Guide
In this engaging activity involving close analysis of abstract expressionist art, your class members will not only discover more about artist Friz Scholder's Native American art, but they will also have the opportunity to consider...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Native Design Coil Vase: Ceramics Lesson
After a quick study of Native American art, symbolism, and pattern design children make a ceramic vase. They read about the use, production, and design of Native American vases or pots, then use clay to create one of their own. Tip:...
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Ko'ko'hasenestotse "The Art of Clicking Things Together"
Learn more about Native American culture by participating in a game. Eighth graders play a game from the Cheyenne culture called Ko'ko'hasenestotse, based on making predictions based on probability, and participate in a collaborative...
8th English Language Arts
Understanding the Aboriginal Experience: A Study of Native American and Australian Aborigine History and Culture
Students explore the Native American and Australian Aboriginal history and culture. In this language arts lesson, students watch clips of the film Rabbit-Proof Fence then work in small groups to discuss and answer questions. They will...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Native American Music: Section 2
Take a look into the many facets, purposes, and styles of Native American music. Each slide in this well-organized presentation provides clear introductory information on the forms and functions of American tribal music. Use it to...
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
In the Footprints of Lewis and Clark: 19th Century Artists -- Depictions of Native Americans
Eighth graders read excerpts of "Undaunted Courage" by Stephen Ambrose. As a class, they view slides of artwork from the time period of westward expansion and Native Americans, write their reactions and share them with the class. To...
8th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson Plan: Breaking the Rules
Breaking the rules isn't always a bad thing, sometimes it pushes the boundaries of the imagination. Young art enthusiasts examine the Kevin Red Star piece, Knows Her Medicine Crow Indian. They analyze how the artist broke rules during...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts