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Erase-a-Space CD Case

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

  • Grade 3
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
  • 30 to 60 minutes
  • Directions

    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?

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