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Seventh graders design a skateboard park. They make a model of their design, working to make the model visually appealing. Students test their ramps and skateboard paths with marbles. The tricky part of the assignment is that the building must "fit" with the communities style.
Readers explore characters through qualities of light and dark in Ursula K. Le Guin's books A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan. They connect the concepts to their own personalities with questions on a beautiful reproducible. In another handout, the visual art technique chiaroscuro, use of light and dark to reveal character, is examined, and exemplified in literature with an excerpt from Atuan.
Third graders design mosaics that reflect their school's culture. In this visual arts lesson, 3rd graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress where they compare mosaics of the past to the cultures that produced them prior to creating their own.
Students take part in Earth conservation by creating trash art projects. In this recycling lesson, students discuss the benefit of reusing materials on Earth and examine art from ancient civilizations. Students utilize recyclable containers and cardboard to create mosaics similar to the style of past civilizations.
Ddefine the relationships between fractions, decimals, and percentages in a series of lessons. The class practices converting between these three versions of a number. They also find the common factor of a numerator and denominator and represent that number in lowest terms.
Students discuss and write about their interpretations of the art. They compare and contrast the numerous types of shoes and how they are used in a certain time and place. Students memorize the Shel Silverstein's poem, "Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too." They write a story called "A Lost Shoe." Additional ideas are listed for cross curriculum.