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13 resources with the concept totem poles

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Totem Poles - Storytellers of Long Ago

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders should enjoy these fabulous lessons on Totem Poles created by Native Americans of the Northwest. Learners investigate what totems are, the meaning of their symbols and figures, and how they were made by the Native...
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Getting to Know Trees

For Teachers K Standards
Celebrate the beauty of trees with a packet full of activities designed to help kindergarteners get to know about their leafy nature friends. Covering a variety of subjects, scholars go on a nature hike, read Shel Silverstein's The...
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Touching Spirit Bear: Final Novel Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Close up your study of Touching Spirit Bear with any of these assessment options. Each of the four project options is described in detail. Also included is a page that learners can use to portion out their time to make sure they fulfill...
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Story Totems

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students create totem poles based on a Native American story. In this Native American traditions lesson plan, students read a story about Native Americans and create totem poles to represent themselves. 
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Whale in the Sky

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students gain a greater understanding of Native Americans and why they build totem poles. They listen to a story and then create a similar story of their own.
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Hats, Coats, and...Totem Poles?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research cultural heritage. In this cultural heritage lesson, students discuss the influence of culture on the art of quilting and read Aunt Flossie's Hat and Crab Cakes Later. Students read Coat of Many Colors and complete a...
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Indian Village ( Totem Poles)

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students become familiar with Indian culture and why they built totem poles.  For this totem pole lesson, students understand that totem were built to keep away evil spirits.  Students create totem pole.
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Terrific Totem Pole

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this totem pole craft worksheet, students make a totem pole with containers and paper mache. This worksheet is directed to the adults who will be guiding the students.
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Totem Poles -- Storytellers of Long Ago

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discover the main purpose for totem poles was to communicate with others. In groups, they compare and contrast the four types of totem poles and the various symbols used. They write their own stories based off of pictures...
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Literature: "Touching Spirit Bear" by Ben Mikaelson

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in various activities regarding the book, Touching Spirit Bear. They examine the Native American Tlingit tribe, and discuss anger, forgiveness and Spirit Bears.
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Mini Totems

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars create a totem pole in the vain of those made by tribes of British Columbia and Alaska.
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Totem Poles

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders discuss Native American totem poles as they were depicted in "Touching Spirit Bear." They observe an example of a totem poles before design one that expresses who they are. They use at least three illustrations but are...
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For Teachers 2nd
Second graders learn the cultural significance of Totem poles and create a section of a totem pole in the style of the Northwest Indians using foil and markers.