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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 artwork and creativity of their totem poles – huge tree trunks carved into many animals and faces representing various spirits.  Make First Nations Inspired Art

Hands-On Canadian History: First Nations Inspired Art

The First Nations of Canada have history that includes rich and vibrant traditions, culture, stories, and artwork. Be inspired for your own art project.

Jamestown Elementary Art Blog: 5th Grade Native American Dream Catchers

5th Grade Native American Dream Catchers

5th grade artists are learning about Native American life and culture in their classrooms. We added to this by learning about their art as ...

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.

Indigenous Artists of Canada Inspired Art Projects

This set of art projects incorporates painting, oil pastels, print making and carving to study six different artists of Canada who identify as First Nations or Métis through creating a piece of art inspired by: George Littlechild, Bill Reid, Dana Standinghorn, Jason Carter, Benjamin Chee Chee and Le...

How to Draw Haida Art

Haida Art is one of the greatest art traditions in the world. This article will show you how to draw a salmon, which according to tradition symbolizes determination. Draw a rectangle and a curved line.

Diane “Honey” Jacobson’s latest book is an important comment about First Nations efforts to save the salmon and her personal youthful journey to find meaning and a sense of place in life. Like the style in her first book My Life in a Kwagu’l Big House, this book is full of action, amazing adventures and fascinating connections between land, water and people. Follow “Honey” through sometimes hilarious and sometimes difficult periods but we always learn a life lesson.

Diane “Honey” Jacobson’s latest book is an important comment about First Nations efforts to save the salmon and her personal youthful journey to find meaning and a sense of place in life. Like the style in her first book My Life in a Kwagu’l Big House, this book is full of action, amazing adventures and fascinating connections between land, water and people. Follow “Honey” through sometimes hilarious and sometimes difficult periods but we always learn a life lesson.

5th Grade artists are studying the genre  of self-portraits.  Using analogous  colors, they painted their backgrounds (canvas board). Then a...

5th Grade Self Portrait Collage

5th Grade artists are studying the genre of self-portraits. Using analogous colors, they painted their backgrounds (canvas board). Then a...