Birch Bark Biting: Native American Traditional Arts

Grade Levels
4th - 8th, Homeschool
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7 pages
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Explore a unique art form from Woodland and First Nation tribes of North America. This lesson includes links to research and learn from Tribal artists. Birch bark biting was once at risk to being lost... but has experienced a rebirth! With this lesson you will explore the method with simple materials that are easy to access. All you will need is carbon paper and copy paper! The results are simply beautiful! Students will gain an understanding of the complexity of indigenous art forms and the importance of keeping traditions alive. They will be eager to share this unique art form with their families, so make sure you have extra copy paper! Included in the lesson: a step-by-step handout, a formative assessment, National Core Standards Anchor statements and enduring understandings, plus a bonus birch bark faux paper to copy and use for additional projects. You can find a FREE standard checklist in my store if needed. I hope you enjoy this lesson! Message me with any questions!
Total Pages
7 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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