Tell a Totem Story
Students study and view pictures of Native American totem poles on the internet. They create totem poles using PowerPoint that represent their family histories using symbols to designate historic events.
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Creation Myth/Totem Pole Project
Potlaches? Totem Poles? Creation myths? Here's a great way to conclude a study of Native American beliefs and cultures. Speaking as the tribe storyteller, individuals develop a creation myth for their tribe that includes four animal...
5th - 7th English Language Arts
Story and Place: Lessons from Australian Aboriginal Storytelling
Class members investigate Australian Aboriginal culture thought traditional stories and then create their own dreaming tales using specific details that create a sense of time and place.
6th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fairy Tales and Tall Tales - Read-Aloud Anthology
Enrich a unit on fairy tales and tall tales with a set of read-aloud lessons. Second graders hone writing, vocabulary, comprehension, and literary analysis skills as they read classic stories. Complete with extension projects, discussion...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Northwest Coast Indians: Spring and Summer Salmon
Here is a fabulous lesson about the cultures of the Northwest Indians. Through an exploration of a story about the Salmon People, learners study the practice of harvesting salmon and the cultural importance of salmon to the Northwest...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Lesson: Reflecting Social Status
More space, in this case, means more status. Kids consider the status assigned to Tlingits via house partition. They discuss a carved piece that shows household space partitioned by status. They then write their own clan stories and draw...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Hats, Coats, and...Totem Poles?
Students research cultural heritage. In this cultural heritage lesson, students discuss the influence of culture on the art of quilting and read Aunt Flossie's Hat and Crab Cakes Later. Students read Coat of Many Colors and complete a...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History