BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
|Paper making with Plant Life from the Adirondack Region
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|Grade: 6th - 8th grade
Potsdam Central School
|NYS Content Area Standard:
Standard 2: Knowing and Using Arts Materials & Resources
|NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
||Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Culture & The ArtsNatural History
|Keywords: paper-making, plants|
|Investigative Question or Issue: How can natural materials found in the Adirondacks be used to make paper (embellished with additional natural materials) to reflect an Adirondack landscape?|
THIS ADIRONDACK CHALLENGE INCLUDES A ONE DAY RESIDENCY DESIGNED TO BE TAUGHT BY THE ART TEACHER AND A VISITING ARTIST. EIGHTEEN GIFTED ART STUDENTS WERE SELECTED TO WORK ALONG WITH A SPECIAL NEEDS CLASS (BOCES 8-1-1).THESE STUDENTS WILL WORK ONE SCHOOL DAY TO COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE.
Note from the author: We did two great team building starters. 1. Put 20+ students on a 5X6 foot rug and they had to turn it over without touching the floor. 2. Students, teachers and helpers formed a circle and a BLUE cord was passed person to person with pieces of deer antler on it to make a braclet for everyone.
Velma Bolyard was the artist-in-residence and we were so pleased with the outcome of this project. Everyone worked well together, and it was a productive, enjoyable day. If repeated, I think two half days would work better to allow the paper to dry. The BOCES students did both blend well and work well with the gifted students. Many commented on the team building exercises
Design an Adirondack landscape (mountains, valleys) using plant clippings on handmade paper (pulp will be pre-prepared) that will be folded accordian book style.
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Each student collected some plant material.
Students worked together cooperatively
The hand-made paper is of the proper thickness (determined by the teacher) and uniform in size
Construction of the book is:
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