I love the idea of adding maps to sketchbooks. My 4th and 5th
grade students make a "Passport to the World of Art"
journal/sketchbook. I have a large world map up in my art room, we
identify and discuss locations, but I have never given them their own
maps. Thanks for the idea! Su in Michigan
On Jun 26, 2006, at 10:06 AM, jane mary wrote:
> Dear Nora,
> 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 better.
>> From: Nora Redfern <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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>> Subject: [teacherartexchange] how to present geography and history in
>> 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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