Walk through the Continents - Print Maps Large and Small - Free
Print out your own free big maps for kids. Make large maps to learn geography, US states, "where in the world". Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and more. Draw on them, color and trace journeys. Free classroom maps.
These are continents in a box. I love the idea that children can explore the continent (looking through pictures of places, animals, people, etc).
How to read a map!
Quality stuff from Teacher and the Rockbots. They help you through some of the key parts of map reading...
Amate bark painting in 7th grade
Here is the start of our first painting project in 7th grade. Our inspiration comes from the Amate bark paintings of Mexico. These artworks combine vibrant colors with detailed black outlining on a pounded fig-bark background. Check out this youtube video showing the process of an Amate artwork. We began this lesson by sketching three different types of traditional landscapes: a mountain-scape, a seascape and a desert-scape (see slides posted below). We focused on creating three distinct…
Paper Fortune Cookie Tutorial
You won't believe how easy it is to make these paper fortune cookies. They're inspired by the Silhouette machine template below, but you can make them almost as easily without a machine. When I saw these paper fortune cookies in the Silhouette store, I had to make some. I downloaded the files, picked out some papers, and got started. And then I realized that you could make these just as easily without a Silhouette machine. That's when I decided to share the tutorial here. Because, who…
Cave Art Comes Alive!
There are certain units in art class that take on a life of their own and just GROW! My Cave art unit turned out even better than I had anticipated and grew into a Pre-K – Grade 5 theme due…
I can definitely make this a project with 6th grade. Split them into groups and have them research music from an area in the world in the computer lab. Print a photo a give a short presentation to the class. Hang up the results next to the world map! or state map!
African Masks by 4th Grade
We are all about upcycling in the art room! These African Masks were make out of recycled microwave dinner trays, wood pieces, and rubber rings donated by the science dept.
Bark Paintings Collection - Flowers and Birds - BRK535
Papel Amate, or painted bark paper, is an art form with clear pre-Hispanic origins. The handmade paper was originally considered a specialty of the village shaman and used only for special rituals.