Task One: Create a home page. | Task Two: Create a new page. | Task Three: Do your research and annotate. | Task Four: Create your electronic totem pole. | Task Five: Make a hallway image of your totem pole. | Task Six: Write a story to go with your totem pole. | Task Seven: Make a totem pole necklace.

Task One: Create a home page.

To do this, you need to click on the projects button on the left side of your wiki. Next you find the totem pole project and click on your team name.
Now create a front page.
Here is a link to help you accomplish this:
Wiki Quick Tour

Task Two: Create a new page.

In the left hand column, find "Pages and Files". Click the + (plus) icon. Name your new page with your Team Name and the words Personal Totem Poles. You will each create an electronic totem pole to download onto this page. But, first you will want to conduct some research.

Task Three: Do your research and annotate.

Go to the totem pole resource page. When you get there, you will find a plethora of information. Click around to read and view as much as you can.

Concentrate your quest on being able to answer these questions:

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  1. What symbols represent you and why?

  2. What were totem poles used for?

  3. What type of a pole will you create?

  4. What are some incorrect beliefs about the uses of totem poles?

Dialogue: Answer a couple of these questions as discussion threads on this page. Remember to change font colors when responding to your classmates' discussion points.

Task Four: Create your electronic totem pole.

1. Open a Power Point or Word Document and save it in your folder with your name and the words totem pole.
2. Find clip art on the internet by goggling Native American symbol and the name of the symbol. Example: Native American symbol beaver. Use Google images.

This is a slide show with samples of real totem poles.


These are clips that I collected on the internet by googling Native American Symbols and clicking on images. I always put an animal name in my search. You can use thee by clicking on them and then right clicking on them if there is anything here you want..

3. Once you have obtained what you want, copy these and paste them into your document.
4. Arrange them by placing them on top of each other to form your totem pole.
Two tricks:
A. You can right click on an image and choose "order" to send images backward or frontward.
B. By clicking on an image and going to picture tools, you can choose "erase background" from the left hand side.

I added a scene to mine by layering clip art. Here is my electronic totem pole:

Now down load it to your team's page.

Go to your team's page under "Projects".

Once there, click on edit.
Now choose the second icon; insert images and files.
Next click upload files.
Find your file and click on it.
Wait for it to download.
Once downloaded, click on it and it will insert itself into your page.
Save your work.
Congratulations.

Task Five: Make a hallway image of your totem pole.


Awesome totem pole project for Native American unit
Awesome totem pole project for Native American unit





Task Six: Write a story to go with your totem pole.

You will be presenting this to your class in oral form.
In order to prepare yourself for this, read or listen to at least four Native American legend, fairy tales, or folklore.
Here are some links to help you:
Click on the picture.
Click on the picture.

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Task Seven: Make a totem pole necklace.

Directions for Native American Story Necklaces
Directions for Native American Story Necklaces