Eric Carle Mural

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Inspire first grade artists to learn about abstract and realistic art while reading Eric Carle's Where are you Going? To See My Friend. Young artists design and make a mural collage by tearing shapes of paper while comparing English and Japanese writing.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a Japanese guest to the classroom to teach the children how to write their names in Japanese
Classroom Considerations

  • Significant prep time is required for the lesson
  • A variety of art materials are required, as well as the book Where are You Going? To See My Friend by Eric Carle
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  • Excellent art lesson that incorporates children's literature and abstract art
  • A self-evaluation is included 

  • Doesn't provide learner art models