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totem poles Lesson idea: Who are the important people in your life/family? If you could represent what is important about them, how would you do it? What animal might act as a metaphor for that person? Create a totem pole representing the important people in your life.

This is an awesome totem pole project for Native American unit. I would use this project only AFTER teaching my students about the significance and meaning of totem poles in Native American cultures.

This is a project that I just can't quit. I've been doing it for several years now and the work just keeps getting better every year. Someti...

I think it would be amazing to incorporate the totem pole idea with a food chain showing the top predator at the top of the pole.

Ceramic totem poles Arts Education Guru

Ceramic totem poles Arts Education Guru--could incorporate fiber arts and paper mache as well for mixed media sculpture.

9 Native American Crafts for Kids. Kindergarten, preschool, and elementary school crafts.  Teepee, kachina dolls, headdress,  rainstick, totem poles and more

9 Native American Crafts for Kids

Thomas Elementary Art show video of totem poles and stylized animals, draw animal different from anyone at their table, cut out construction paper to make animal using colors of Northwest Indians, put table number on back, hang each table as a totem pole.

Thomas Elementary Art: Grade Totem Pole Collage student chooses an animal that represents them.