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Locks, channels, canals! The St. Lawrence Seaway represents a long-standing cooperative spirit between two nations. Create a pop-up yacht to celebrate the Seaway’s success.
Invite students to research the history of the St. Lawrence Seaway, the largest inland waterway in the world. Organize a variety of text and electronic resources for this task. Research can be done in small groups and organized into an electronic format for presentation to classmates.
Here's one way to make a pop-up illustration of the U.S. President and England's Queen Elizabeth II on her yacht, traveling the St. Lawrence Seaway. Students may select another scene if they wish. Begin by taking a closed recycled file folder. To make the pop-out prow of the ship, use Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils to draw a green dot on the fold, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) from the top. Draw a red dot at the very top of the folder, 2.75 inches (10.8 cm).
Draw a green dot on the fold, 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm) from the bottom of the file folder, and another green dot 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm) to the right of it. Draw a straight line from one green dot to the other. Use Crayola Scissors to cut both lines.
Draw a vertical dotted line from the end of one cut to the end of the other. Fold front and back carefully on the dotted line. Open the file folder. Pop out the pentagon (five-sided shape). This is the prow, or front, of the royal yacht. Trim off the folder tabs if you wish.
Use Crayola Washable Markers to color the Britannia and the sky. With Crayola Gel Markers, draw and color the locks beside and behind the yacht. To color the seawater, layer colors and vary your marker strokes.
On white paper, draw President Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth II. Make sure they are dressed appropriately for the occasion! Color the figures and cut them out. Glue the people in place with a Crayola Glue Stick.
Draw a British flag. Glue it to the scene.
Display student pop-ups in a prominent place in the classroom. Allow time for student to present their artwork to classmates in small groups.
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