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- Zachary, LA
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Students are read Brave Little Monster, by Ken Baker. In this being brave instructional activity, students listen to the story and independently create their own monster puppet with the provided supplies. They discuss as a class what it means to be brave and what they can do to feel brave. This instructional activity includes a link to more information on the book.
The non-fiction book Art Around the World by Heather Leonard serves as inspiration for learning how art reflects cultures and values. New vocabulary and background knowledge are fleshed out before reading the story. Afterward, the class answers comprehension questions and creates art projects inspired by their own beliefs and values.
You can start off this sand castle art project by previewing the included architectural vocabulary. Learners explore images, the web, and books that show both sand castles and architectural design. They then get creative and make their own sand castles out of modeling clay. This would be a great project for an afterschool or summer program.
Students explore how people express a love of nature. For this art lesson, students examine their location using maps and discuss the different regions of the state. Students discuss local artists in various regions and interview an older resident about arts and crafts traditions. Students create their own work of art using natural materials.
Students research the arts and crafts and their importance in West Virginia. In this arts and crafts lesson, students study arts and crafts, their origin, discuss how West Virginians participated in arts and crafts, and watch a PowerPoint presentation on arts and crafts.