Lesson Plan

Transcending Boundaries - The Kiowa Six: The Legacy and Contributions of Six Kiowa Artists

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The Kiowa Six, a group of Kiowa artists, are featured in the lesson that asks young historians to consider the importance of art in representing a culture and contributing to a group's legacy. After examining paintings by the group and researching their stories, individuals consider whether assimilation helped or hindered the artists' work.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the lesson during American Heritage month in November
  • Expand the lesson and have class members research other types of Native American art, including traditional designs for jewelry, pottery, and rugs
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires copies and a projection device for the PowerPoint and the video
Pros
  • Links are provided that detail the various learning strategies used in the lesson
Cons
  • None