Some interesting facts about totem poles: Indian tribes of the Pacific Northeast Coast—Washington state in the USA, British Columbia in Canada, and some tribes in Alaska shared in an ancient tradition of totem poles.Â Â Totem poles may depict legends, historic persons or clan lineages.Â Vertical order of the images denoted the importance of the representation.Â The higher on the totem pole, the more significance; of less importance and further down comes the Â â€Low man on the Totem Pole.â€Â After watching aÂ Powerpoint presentation on Native American totem poles, the fourth grade class drew totem poles of their own.Â I have included the Powerpoint in the supplies list, but it takes a few seconds for it to load.Â Google images has a wealth of totem pole pictures.
- American Indian Totem Poles (Powerpoint)
- 12â€ x 18â€ white construction paper (cutÂ to 6â€ x 18â€)
- Pencil and eraser
- Crayons, colored pencils or colored markers
- Black Sharpie
After watching the power point presentation, draw a totem pole using up the whole sheet of paper.Â Color the totem pole the bright colors shown in the power point.
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