Friday, November 5, 2010

Totem poles


Made by three students of grade 6

You need:

  1. drawing paper A4 size
  2. coloured markers
  3. coloured cardboard
  4. pencil
  5. potlood
  6. scissors
  7. glue
A totem pole is a wooden statue that was made by Indian tribes and was seen as a sanctuary. The pole was usually made of wood from the cedar tree and was often painted in bright colors. Show different pictures of totem poles. View and discuss the images that are cut in the totem poles.

In this lesson groups of students draw a totem pole together. To make one drawing together, some appointments should be made: the width, the colours, which drawing on which place etc.

Create groups of three or four students. Each student draws a portion of the totem pole and colours it in with coloured markers. Outline each colour with a thick black marker. Each student cuts his totem pole piece. The parts should be pasted into a whole picture on coloured cardboard. Finally, outline the exterior of the totem pole with a thick black marker.