Totem Poles - Art Project for Upper Elementary

Upper Elementary Totem Pole Art
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We recently stumbled upon this fantastic art project for upper elementary students and wanted to share! The idea comes from Mr. Stoller over at Thomas Elementary Art and provides a wonderful way to incorporate art into a multicultural lesson. Students will have the opportunity to create an animal using stylization (something that is very big in Native American culture) and then they will work together as a group to create an actual totem pole.

The best part about Mr. Stoller's site is he provides everything you will need to teach the lesson in your classroom! Literally. There is a downloadable lesson plan, a power point keynote and even pictures of his student's finished work.

Here are a few (they did a fantastic job!):

Example 1 - Totem Pole Art Project
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Example 2 - Totem Pole Art Project
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Example 3 - Totem Pole Art Project
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To check out this amazing lesson plan, head over to Thomas Elementary Art!

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