Lesson Plan

Celebration Scene

This Celebration Scene lesson plan also includes:

Art often captures an event or emotion from a specific time and place in history. Explore Painting of Bear and Sun Dances with your class to study how dance and celebrations were important aspects of Native American life. After discussing the piece and its cultural significance, learners paint and draw to create an image of celebration from their lives. These images are used to create a classroom gallery, where each piece can be discussed and shared.

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  • Images and historical information is provided
  • The activity would fit well into a unit on Native American life
  • The activity could also be the catalyst for a compare-and-contrast essay
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