This package includes everything you need to teach a meaningful, artistic, and educational unit on Native American totem poles. The package includes:
> Unit Teaching Guide (Lesson Plan)
> Information Presentation PDF
> Editable Informational Presentation PPT
> 3-2-1 Activity
> Folder of totem images
> Printable totem animal templates
> Folder of student examples
This lesson is appropriate for fourth grade to sixth grade students and can be used in the art room or social studies classroom! The unit has a lot of information on totem poles and animal symbolism in Native American culture.
The assignment can be altered to fit your needs. Students can draw one totem animal, or create their own totem pole with many animals. I've included a one page printable that can be used for inspiration, coloring, or tracing. The sheet contains five custom made animal templates. They are:
This is a strong unit that can be used as a stand alone art activity or as an arts integration project for social studies teachers.