Color My World

Color My World

By making individual globes, students learn that we live on a sphere with 7 continents and where they are located on the earth. By doing research on the continents and then designing an icon to represent each one, they learn some of the physical and human characteristics that make regions unique.In the process of making their globes, students learn to use visual arts vocabulary related to the elements and design principles.

Grade 3
Content Area Social Studies
Key Benchmark SS 3.7.1: Use geographic representations (e.g. maps, globes) to organize and analyze geographic information

SS 3.7.3: Describe the physical and man-made characteristics that make different regions unique
Art Form Visual Arts
Art Benchmark FA.3.1.1: Use the elements and principles of art and design
School Year 2005-2006
Artist Ellen Crocker
Unit Plan
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Assessment Questioning (Social Studiies); Work Sample (Art, Social Studies); Gallery Walk Rubrics (Art, Social Studies)See PDF Files for details:



Lesson Plans


1 What We Can Learn from a Map or Globe

Students spend 30 minutes in each of two sessions. With the teacher: They get a basic introduction to ways of representing physical places in the world. With the artist: They learn about the function of a compass rose and design 3 of them. Later, they’ll select one for use on their globes.

2 Making Globes with Papier-mâché

Students learn how to cover an object (a beach ball) with papier-mâché. Parent helpers are needed. Takes about 1-1/2 hours.

3 Painting the Globes

Students learn to make tints of blue and they paint the dry globes. Parent helpers are needed. Takes 1 hour.

4 Researching for Information

Students learn how to survey written and visual information to find something unique or representative of each continent.

5 The Continents

Students spend 30 minutes in each of two sessions. With the teacher: Students do research on the continents. With the artist: Students learn design principles as they begin designing their icons—one for each continent.

6 Shading

Students learn how to use shading to color their continents.

7 Globe Assembly

This is a work session for putting the equator, compass rose, and the 7 continents on the globes.

8 Gallery Walk

Students explain their globes to guests.



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Lesson 1 - What we can learn from a Map or Globe
Lesson 1 - What we can learn from a Map or Globe
Lesson 3 - Painting the Globes
Lesson 3 - Painting the Globes
The Continents
Shading
Lesson 7 - Globe Assembly
Lesson 8 - Gallery Walk
Lesson 8 - Gallery Walk
Lesson 8 - Gallery Walk
Lesson 8 - Gallery Walk