BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
|Adirondack Leaf Animals
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|Grade: 5 - 7th grade
Potsdam Central School
|NYS Content Area Standard:
Standard 1: Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Arts
|NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
||Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Natural HistoryCulture & The Arts
Art 1: Students will use a variety of art materials, processes, mediums, and techniques, and use appropriate technologies for creating and exhibiting visual art works.
|Keywords: Adirondack animals, Adirondack trees|
|Investigative Question or Issue: How might we use leaves from trees common to the Adirondacks to create a realistic image in a display about an animal from the same region?|
In preparation for this challenge, students should do the following:
Collect several examples of the Fall leaves you've learned are native to the Adirondacks and bring them to class.
With your partner, create an aesthetically pleasing and informative display that shows us the Adirondack animal you have selected. Your display must be composed of the following elements:
Your animal should be constructed on tagboard, properly dried, and matted. You will have _____ to complete your work.
Suggestions for construction:
Arts Forever Wild Project
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|Standard/Criteria:||Points Possible:||Points Awarded:|
Work is completed on time
Leaves and animal depicted are common and native to the Adirondacks
Display of animal is recognizable and aesthetically pleasing
Display is no less than 9 x 12" in size
Description of animal is written in full sentences
Description of animal includes at least two facts about how the animal lives in the Adirondacks
Drawings of leaves are labeled with correct indentification of the tree/leaf
Drawing of leaves accurately depicts shape & other characteristics of the leaf
Final work is dried and matted properly
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