Aboriginal Perspectives
Geometry in Birch Bark Biting
Jessica Wesaquate and Andrea Rogers
Grade Level: 
Three 
Objectives: 

Prerequisite Knowledge: 
Geometric shapes 
Materials: 
photocopies of birch bark biting examples, pencils, pencil crayons Recalling: Engage students in activities that will have them recall familiar geometric shapes as well as introduce geometric shapes they may not be familiar with. The geo board is a great resource. 
Set: 
Make a transparency of a simple birch bark biting and put it up on the overhead. Have students draw the birch bark biting in their workbooks and circle the geometric shapes that are evident to them. Take this time to go over geometric terminology.

Activity: 
Using birch bark biting samples with geometric shapes (photocopies):

Assessment: 
observation notes, rubric 