We talked about the different features of a head dress. I love how each of their drawings and the colors of the feathers give each Indian a different personality. The head dresses are not meant to depict any actual tribe but was an opportunity for the students to design their own head dress using colors of their choice.
(I am aware of the controversy in using the term Indian or Native American. Some from my family are possibly from the Black Feet tribe. I mean no disrespect to anyone in using the term Indian. I can't figure out which term is more acceptable I had to choose one since everyone born in the US would actually be a native American but not everyone is an American Indian.)
The art project took several weeks to complete. As they worked on the projects, we discussed adding things to the backgrounds. Some of the students are all about adding extra things, others are ready to just be through. That is hard for me because the extra's are what makes a project turn our great.