Last year my 1-4 grade levels visited many different countries of the world
through their art. They all have sketchbooks they keep in their folders. In
the beginning of the year, they make a cover, 8 1/2" x 11". I use a 3 hole
punch on the long side. I put a piece of masking tape on the back of the
cover the length of the page over these holes. Paper fasteners are put
through and fastened. Pages can be added throughout the year. They had a
world map in their sketchbooks. We located where we live and each time we
visited a location we located it on their world map and colored it in. I
also had a large world map in my room that we looked at together. We also
used our sketchebooks for any preparatory sketches and added thosse pages as
we went along.
I also had some "zoom in" maps for them to look at and add to their
sketchbooks. For example, when 3rd grade did molas they had a map of Panama
and the San Blas islands so when we talked about this area they could see it
>From: Nora Redfern <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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>Subject: [teacherartexchange] how to present geography and history in art?
>Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2006 09:06:14 -0500
>In preparing for next year I'd like to develop a plan for incorporating
>geography and history. I've always had a world map and a timeline in my
>room but haven't used them very dynamically. I was thinking possibly of
>also providing each student a map and a timeline to keep in their art
>folders so that they could add entries as we discuss significant events and
>locate areas on the map.
>Also would like to figure out how to continually present various museums -
>their contents and locations.
>Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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