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Explore shelters around the world. Make crayon rubbings to construct textured models of homes where people in various cultures and time periods live.
Students choose a country that interests them and locates it on a world map. Find out what types of homes people in that country lived in traditionally and where they live now. In China, for example, families who fish may still live on boats called junks, while city dwellers usually live in apartments. In the Philippines, some families live in houses on stilts. Some Navajo families today live in traditional 8-sided homes called hogans, but most of them live in ranch-style homes.
Choose a recycled box to use as a base for the shelter. Find textured surfaces that will resemble the building materials for the shelter, such as bricks, concrete, wood, or metal (corrugated cardboard with the top layer of paper peeled away). Place white paper on a textured surface. With Crayola Twistables® make crayon rubbings. Press hard to make more pronounced texture patterns. Be creative! Experiment with mixing colors and turning the paper. Make different textures for the roof and exterior walls.
Figure out how to cover the box with your crayon rubbings. Draw on details such as doorways and windows. Attach the paper with a Crayola Glue Stick. Make sure the structure resembles the actual homes of the region and time period chosen.
Students display and discuss the shelters with their classmates. Find similarities and differences in building materials, construction methods, natural resources in the area, and other factors. Arrange the shelters along a time line to show how shelters have changed. Try other groupings to show other similarities and differences.
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