Students tell their family stories through totem poles

Milford. They learned that totem poles are collections of symbols that represent important events, stories, or relationships in the history of families in native American tribes.

07 Jan 2020 | 08:36

Fifth-grade students in Mrs. Zegarski and Mrs. Moglia’s classes at Delaware Valley Elementary School recently completed a family totem pole project.

They learned that totem poles are collections of symbols that represent important events, stories, or relationships in the history of families in native American tribes. A totem pole tells a story about the tribe family or their ancestors through symbols. Native American totem poles often used animals to symbolize a virtue or idea.

The students were asked to make a totem pole about their own family history.