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Catch hot news stories with top-of-the-line recycled reporting equipment! Get ready for hands-on newsgathering.
What could be more exciting than reporting news to the rest of the world? Invite students to think about how, when, and where news teams work. What equipment do they use to bring the world's new to us so quickly and accurately?
While students may not have access to all of the equipment named, encourage them to work in small groups and use their imaginations to design and build some equipment to assist them in reporting the news.
Students use Crayola® Scissors to help you cut a recycled box into a laptop computer. Draw the parts of the laptop (keys, touch pad) with Crayola Fine Line Markers.
Ask students to cover their work areas with recycled newspaper. Using Crayola Washable Paint, cover the box in a computer color. Air-dry painting overnight.
Paint the inside and outside of another recycled box for the video feed monitor. Air-dry the monitor.
Cut pieces of clear vinyl sheets for the glass monitor and control panels. Use Crayola Gel Markers to add details on the plastic. Attach the pieces to the box with Crayola School Glue. Air-dry the monitor.
On brightly colored paper, students draw their station’s name and/or call number with markers. Trace and cut out the shape on a recycled file folder. Glue the paper to the file folder. Attach it to a recycled plastic snack container to create a padded microphone. Air-dry the mike.
Students use their News Crew Tools to collect and write stories focused on real or fictional events. Present the news "live" to classmates. What kind of set could you build for your newsroom?
Display the 7 principles of Kwanzaa in a one-of-a-kind accordion window book.
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Use ordinary wooden clothespins to create original versions of Guatemalan worry dolls. These minipeople hold important p
Open the golden door of Ellis Island and explore the history of immigration in the United States.
Use recycled paper bags to simulate leather or bark to create a Native American parfleche for use as an art portfolio.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
Learn about Japan---its geography, culture, sports, and industries? Decorate a fan with symbols of the country, past or
Bring on the bagpipes! Gather the clan! Students create an original tartan plaid, and craft a kilt or scarf with the fab