Erase-a-Space CD Case

Erase-a-Space CD Case lesson plan

Personalize music, photo, and data CDs! Organize recordings of school band concerts, term papers, and other files with nifty liners.

  • 1.

    Students accumulate lots of stuff. Organize the piles of CDs filled with homework, music auditions, photos, art portfolios, and other information by creating personalized CD cases.

  • 2.

    Measure and cut squares of slick paper with Crayola® Scissors to fit the CD jewel cases. Sketch each cover design with Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils.

  • 3.

    Decorate the covers with Erasable Colored Pencils. Erase highlights to embellish the design. Erase, layer, outline, and mix colors! Look who’s organized!

Standards

  • VA: Intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of experiences and ideas.
  • VA: Select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of ideas.

Adaptations

  • Students create a library of their CDs organizing them alphabetically. If possible, designate a weekly listening time for music CDs and share the original student performances with classmates.
  • How does a recording studio work? If possible organize a field trip to a recording studio. Prior to the visit, students compose questions for the people who run the studio. After the visit, students post their learning to a class blog.
  • What is a copyright? Students investigate this question and the steps necessary to get a copyright. Who is involved in this process? How can someone violate copyright laws? What are the consequences? How have copyright issues become more significant with our recent advancements in technology?