Native American Indian Chief: This directed-line drawing of a profile is so easy. Just a few simple instructions and your students are on their way to creating a colorful warbonnet. Although relatively uncommon in Native American cultures (only a few Plains Indian tribes wore them), creating the warbonnet art is a vehicle for uncovering common myths about our Native American Culture.
Tipis of the Great Plains: Learn about the Plains tribe's dwellings in this 2-option lesson. Children use the Tipi template to cut out their own Tipi and then decorate it with traditional Native American Motifs.
Add a painted background for a complete picture or mount onto colorful paper for a condensed lesson.
Clothing of the Plains Tribes: Creating a Native American on a colorful background was one of my favorite lessons when I was young and it was equally popular with my third grade students. Taking about three, 45-minute sessions, my students worked hard to make their "doll" as individual as they were. They made their own "hide", cut their dress from a paper pattern and painted a background scene representing the Great Plains.
Handouts and Templates include:
How to Draw an Indian Chief
Native American Motifs & Symbols
Tipi (TeePee) Teomplate
Man Dress Template
Woman Dress Template
Man Figure Template
Woman Figure Template