Totem Poles by 2RCa21

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									   Totem Poles

What are your traditions?
                Symbols – Tell a Story
• Totem poles are made by the Tlingit Indians of the
  Pacific Northwest coast of North America. Traditionally,
• Each Totem Pole tells the story of a Native American
  family's ancestral spirits and family history (pictured in
  human and animal form). They depict the spirits as
  people, mythical beasts, and wildlife treasured by the
  Tlingit Tribe.
• These huge, wooden poles often show the bald eagle,
  grizzly bear, moose, beaver, otter, mountain goat, wolf,
  whale, porpoise, seal, sea lion, and salmon
Symbols – Tell a Story
Symbols – Tell a Story
Symbols – Tell a Story
Symbols – Tell a Story
       Make One—Tell Your Story
•   Supplies needed:
•   A paper towel tube
•   Crayons, tempera paint, or markers
•   Brown construction paper (a few sheets)
•   Scissors
•   Tape, White glue
     Make One—Tell Your Story
• Trim the paper to the right height and
  width (allow about a half-inch overlap
  around the tube so you can glue the edges
  more easily).
        Make One—Tell Your Story
• Divide the paper into 4 or more horizontal sections. Have
  the child draw a different animal head in each section.
  Put most of the facial details in the middle of each
  section.
• You can cut the paper into sections and have each child
  draw one face. Divide the paper into 4 or more horizontal
  sections. Have the child draw a different animal head in
  each section. Put most of the facial details in the middle
  of each section.
• If you're working with a group of children, you can cut the
  paper into sections and have each child draw one face.
       Make One—Tell Your Story
• Wrap the heads around the paper towel tube and glue
  the seams.
       Make One—Tell Your Story
• Draw wings or arms for some or all of the animals. Cut
  them out and decorate them. Glue them to the back of
  the Totem Pole.

								
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