The Task The Process Learning Advice Resources Evaluation Notes to the Teacher
Use the following links to evaluate your work:
- Were the pieces you chose typical of the culture?
- Did you choose objects that represent each of the
Northwest Coast peoples' purposes for creating art?
- Is the brief history clear and does it communicate
information necessary to understanding this culture?
- Is your "elements of art" chart well organized
and easy to read? Does it contain accurate details?
- Did you support the prices you proposed with current
pricing trends for similar products?
- Was your presentation well organized, informative, and
Include the answers to these questions in your team journal.
You may answer these questions individually or as a group.
- How did using a journal help you complete this project?
- How did you work as a team?
- How did your team handle opposing points of view
when the team had to make a decision?
- Was this an effective method?
- Were all members' points of view and ideas
respected and valued?
- Which questions did your team find helpful in guiding
- Did you access and use information from a variety of
resources? How do you think this improved your final
- How did you determine if the art pieces were truly
representative of the Northwest Coast culture?
- What methods did you use to communicate information in
your team's final presentation? What was most effective
How would you describe the art of the Northwest Coast people?
What role did art play in their culture and history?
Northern Kwakiutl Chief mask by reknowned Northwest Coast Native artist
- Using what you have learned about Northwest Coast art, create a two dimensional cut paper totem representing yourself. Explain the symbolism you use.
- By now you should have a good understanding of the
importance of art in the Northwest Coast native culture.
Take a quick look at Costal Arts Online Gallery to see fine examples of Northwest Coast art. Click on the "Cultures" link to find out how Northwest Coast art differs from what is referred to as Native American art.