Art plan, "Native American Shields," is a PowerPoint lesson that may be used by an art teacher, classroom teacher or substitute teacher. It may be used as a projected presentation or printed out and shown to a class with them sitting closeby.
As a retired art teacher turned art sub, I can attest to the fact that this is one of those lessons where every child can leave feeling successful about their work. I have found that my students stay fully engaged throughout the entire class period.
The presentation presents art history information on Native American shields as well as on the artist, George Catlin. The students are led, step by step, how to draw the shape of a shield. They then take that basic shield and embellish it with their own symbols and decorations.
The supplies need for this lesson are simple: 12"x18" white paper, markers or crayons, circles both large and small for tracing the shape of the shield. (I had students trace around paper plates and paper bowls.)