This workshop includes the history of Native Americans, what Pow Wows were for, learning the “Friendship Dance,” tribal customs, and the different structures used for shelter by various tribes.
One of the activities allows the student to “Paint their own Tipi” by drawing and coloring pictures of their family or favorite things on the tipi. Each student explains how that made it unique to their family/person and served as a type of address to find someone. The exercise also explains that to show respect to the earth, the bottom of each Tipi depicted something the family was grateful for from “Mother Earth.”
North America - Native American Culture
Social Studies, History, Art
Classroom style seating at desks/tables with chairs