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RE: Totem poles


From: Lawrence A. Parker (occti_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Sep 12 2002 - 20:39:34 PDT


Use large soup or coffee cans. As you said, each child can design
his/her own totem, say six to eight in a group for each pole. The cans
can then be taped together and displayed. Put some sand, or other
weight, in the bottom can for stability.

As regards "culturally sensitive", fine, then use the artwork of the
Lenni Lenape (or, Delaware). "Lenni Lenape" translates as "the Original

Lawrence A. Parker
Philosopher and Educational Consultant

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fran Legman []
> Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 9:16 PM
> To: ArtsEdNet Talk
> Subject: Totem poles
> Since our kindergarteners study Native American Indians I was
> thinking of an art project involving totem poles. Does
> anyone have an idea for a cooperative project where each
> child could create part of the totem pole (perhaps using a
> box) which could then be all connected. I know that this
> project needs to be culturally sensitive. Thanks Fran in NJ
> ---