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Tell bigger-than-life raven stories from the Tlingit, Salish, and Haida nations. Build a miniature theatre to set the stage for your drama.
Native Americans who live in Alaska, British Columbia, and Washington create art and drama based on characters in traditional stories. The star of these is Raven, who is believed to be a trickster and also a shapechanger (he could change his shape into other animals). Raven stories teach lessons about how animals live together in nature. Other characters include Beaver (hard working), Mouse Woman (fairy godmother), Eagle (very powerful being) and Bear (greedy and always hungry). Share some of these stories with students in a read aloud setting. Allow time for students to discuss the stories. Invite students to create this easy origami backdrop for a puppet theater.
Fold a replica longhouse: Fold large construction paper in half so the short ends meet. Fold both open ends into the middle. Unfold. Spread the flaps at each end apart and crease to form a triangle at the top. Unfold. Push the triangle up to form the house.
Spirit shape: Students decide which spirit being best describes you or your family. Draw it on with Crayola® Washable Markers. Begin drawing with traditional black shapes (formlines). Add more interesting designs inside these with the traditional colors of red and blue-green.
Cut out the spirit shape with Crayola Scissors. Use a Crayola Glue Stick to attach the spirit to the longhouse. Students write artist’s statements about why they each chose this character to represent themselves or their families.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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Focus on historic achievements and positive role models with this collaborative monument making project.
Open the golden door of Ellis Island and explore the history of immigration in the United States.
Feed teens’ appetite for popular music with this lesson inspired by songs that reflect the times in which they were writ
Explore cultures through clothing, using a variety of Crayola Colored Pencils and construction paper to make 3-D models
Delve into the history and culture of China! Research geography, inventions, or other aspects, then sculpt a symbolic di
Update an ancient craft with contemporary designs and art materials. These holiday ornaments are light and unbreakable,
Learn about Japan---its geography, culture, sports, and industries? Decorate a fan with symbols of the country, past or