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Lesson Plan #:AELP-INT004
Date: 1994

Grade Level(s): 4, 5, 6


  • Interdisciplinary
  • Social Studies/US History
  • Arts/Visual Arts
  • Mathematics

Objective: Students will make Native American style moccasins


  • needles and thread
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • marker
  • 1 brown large paper bag or equal sized piece of cloth per student

Procedure: Students will examine and follow directions to construct a pair of Salish-style moccasins:

  • If using paper bag, it must first be softened by crushing and flattening it repeatedly – until like cloth.
  • Student must stand on bare right foot in lower right corner of cloth and have a partner trace the foot.
  • Then add a 1 seam on 3 sides, fold on fourth side and trace another half. Keep straight edge at heel.
  • Student cuts out folds on dotted line, and sews around except for heel.
  • Cut (on top only) half way up and 1 each way.
  • Fold heel up vertically and sew halfway down side seam.
  • Insert fringe piece if desired and sew across heel.
  • Turn inside out and wear on a Native American Day.

  • This lesson plan was downloaded from Big Sky Telegraph.