Sixth graders study totems of the Northwest Native Americans and design their own.
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Northwest Coast Indian Raven Mask Lesson Plan
Students create raven masks. In this Northwest Coast Native American instructional activity, students design and create Kwakiutl-style hats that feature the shapes, animals, and colors used by the Northwest Native Americans.
5th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Masks: History and Artistry
Students research masks and their purposes,. They listen to the teacher read books about masks. Students study techniques for working with clay, they create masks from clay. Students take pictures of the process and the finished project,...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
The Importance of Initiation
The four-faced Hamat'sa mask is the inspiration for a activity on ceremonial art and the process of initiation. The class examines images of the piece, then discusses how the mask represents ceremonial initiation. They get imaginative...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts