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The mola lesson plan that I use for my 3rd and 4th grade students are a
building up technique instead. They choose a traditional color, black,
orange, or red as their background color. They then choose an animal they
would be represented by as their main focus for the mola. We use the
Fiscars fancy cut scissors for some embellishments, the hole punch for
some, or simply cut out shapes.
The students begin this unit of study learning about the peoples that
create these molas, where they live, the geography of the area, why they
create them, the customs, ect. They then create thinking sheets with
atleast 3 ideas for study. The final choice is then created.
- the student creates a drawing of the animal on const. paper
- the student traces the animal slightly larger on another paper
- the student repeats this atleast 4 times
- the student draws atleast 3 additional symbols using the 3rd traced
- the student traces this twice
- the additional pattern build up they choose whatever color that
has already been used
- glue all of this together
- using a colored pencil, create the "sewn" look using dashes around
the larger shapes
The students the write a story that reflects the character of the mola
using the animal as the main focus
I did not entend for this to get so long.
I hope this is useful
Lauren H. Killam