Cultural Symbols

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MODIFIED STANDARD:

Explains the meaning of cultural symbols, including symbols in a traditional culture.

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STANDARD UNPACKED:

KNOW The student will know the meaning of cultural symbols. (ex. ulu symbolizes womens tool, and ask bilingual teachers for other site specific symbols)


ABLE TO DO The student will be able to explain our traditional culture symbols.

RESOURCES

A culturally-relevant science unit centered around the Inuksuk

A picture of the bulletin board that was created from the unit

CA 4.4 Explains the meaning of cultural symbols, including symbols in a traditional culture. I used the following websites for my kids to explore different American Native symbols and their meanings:

[GREAT site for easy pics/definitions of Native symbols]

[GREAT SITE for protecting Native arts and artist. Also great for Native symbols, terms, etc.]

[A good basic working definition of Native symbols, their use and meaning by Indians.org which has hundreds of links to basic definitions.]

[Good article concerning Indian myths that use symbols with pics also]

[Link with multiple Native american links for myths, symbols, stories by native region, etc]

Smithsonian site with different artwork from a variety of Native Americans [1]

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