16. Birch Bark House-Native American Art & Lit Project
The Birch Bark House
This lesson is inspired by a Native authored book series. The 1st book, Birch Bark House by Louise Erdrich, describes in great detail how birch tree bark was used by woodland tribes. This lesson will demonstrate how to create realistic looking birch bark. Your students can use their faux birch bark to create a realistic model wigwam. Have your students create a collaborative village, or individual works of art! This lesson is easy to adapt to higher grade levels and homeschool. Included are easy to follow basic instructions.
- material list
- step by step process with photos
- student reflection questions for assessment
- extension ideas