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Lesson Plans

Re: charicacature

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Mon, 5 Apr 1999 17:51:46 EDT

For the last lesson at the end of the year my students all do a charicature
of their classroom teacher, and others who work in the school. I use pictures
I find in the newspaper, magazines, etc as suggestions. We talk about the
idea of a large head that exagerates one feature, a small body, writing
something they say often, drawing a balloon around it, and drawing a
background, like their classroom. I have the students draw with a marker and
color with crayons... oh yes, they put the teachers name on the bottom.
When I was younger and more energetic I put a few of each teacher up
in the workroom... kids can be, um, a bit too honest.... and a few people had
hurt feelings, so I stopped that. Now I just give them to the teachers, and
most people can laugh at themselves.

Christine Merriam
Kayenta Intermediate School

<<Does anyone have any great ideas on good books that I could research for
doing a caracature lesson? Or any novel approaches to teaching it? Thanks
for any suggestions. -R. Altman>>