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- Niesha H., Special Education Teacher
- Philadelphia, PA
Camouflage Teacher Resources
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Animals are amazing at disguise! Explore the different ways they escape view as scholars learn vocabulary-in-context through Jim Arnosky's book I See Animals Hiding. Prepare pupils to raise their hands when they hear the words by acquainting them before reading. The wild words included here are: blend, camouflage, invisible, replace, scene, and unnoticed. There are connection questions for each term, and the linked graphic organizers are a great way to synthesize this information.
Students create a picture of a camouflaged animal in its habitat. In this visual arts lesson, students look at Hans Hoffmann's painting A Hare in the Forest and discuss the animal's camouflage. They research their own animal to create a picture and write a narrative about that animal in its habitat.
Students view animals that camouflage at the Shedd aquarium website. In this camouflage lesson, students recognize that there are different types of camouflage, cryptic coloring, counter-shading, warning coloration and mimicry. Students complete a worksheet on the animals they've seen on the website and field trip.
Make connections about animal characteristics and the animal's environment. In this animal characteristics lesson, young scholars use a piece of art as a springboard for a discussion about animals and camouflage. Students choose an animal that uses camouflage to research, draw, and write about.
Students explore how a foreground and background is used in painting. In this visual arts lesson, students view the painting "Enemy's Country" and identify the camouflage in the scene. As an extension activity, students use fruit and try to disguise their fruit as an animal.
Third graders engage in a lesson that is concerned with the use of camouflage adn how animals use it the environment. They focus upon the patterns of predator and prey and how camouflage is part of that relationship. Students write in their journals in oder to record the information.