Eric Carle Mural

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
Pros

  • Excellent art lesson that incorporates children's literature and abstract art
  • A self-evaluation is included 
Cons

  • Doesn't provide learner art models
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