There are many options for hands-on activities for studying the First Nations peoples of Canada before the Europeans arrived, but I decided to focus on the people who live on the West Coast – the Tlingit and Haida. The natives here are famous for their ar
This simple art lesson uses Leah Dorian's book The Giving Tree: A Retelling of a Mtis Traditional Story and can easily connect to your Social Studies teachings about the Mtis people of Canada. Students create a painting based on the style and theme of the book.
This set of FIVE art projects incorporates painting, oil pastels, print making and carving to study five different Aboriginal artists of Canada through creating a piece of art inspired by each of these amazing artists: George Littlechild (Cree), Bill Reid (Haida), Dana Standinghorn (Cree), Jason Carter (Cree) and Leah Dorian (Mtis).Each lesson comes with directions and examples of finished projects which your students can use to help inspire your artistic flare.
$ The Metis are one of the three Aboriginal groups in Canada: First Nations, Metis, and Inuit. This 88 page unit is all about Metis history, culture, arts, and traditions. This 88 page unit is written by a Metis teacher.