Teachers Lesson Plans
Make a Parfleche: Grade 9-12
After exploring various artworks, the students will experiment with the characteristics and creative potential of the work of contemporary Aboriginal artists. By making a parfleche, they will come to understand the importance that Aboriginal peoples attach to the aesthetic value of objects.
The students will produce a parfleche that expresses their intention, using a variety of materials and tools. They will confidently use their personal, social and cultural experiences and/or their physical environment as the basis of their visual expression.
The students will use a variety of materials and tools to produce a parfleche that expresses their intention. They will confidently use their personal, social and cultural experiences and/or their physical environment as the basis of their visual expression.
The students will show their understanding of the relation between art and identity and/or cultural context and of the use of materials and processes.
Cross Curriculum Links:
This lesson plan also explores the following subject areas: Canadian studies, history and geography, English.
6 40-minute sessions
- Session 1: discussion of the suggested work and of parfleches
- Session 2: research, analysis of the components collected, sketches
- Sessions 3 and 4: making a parfleche
- Session 5: writing a description of their parfleche
- Session 6: presentation of the artwork, discussion