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Students investigate how sheep fleece is turned into wool yarn by hand, then show what they know in a 3-D shadowbox.
Pose the question to students: Did you know that sheep were the first animals to be domesticated by humans? Think about the things that sheep provide for people--wool, meat, and milk. What do people provide to sheep?
There are many steps between touching a woolly sheep and wearing a cozy sweater. Organize students into small groups to research how people converted raw wool into sweaters before they used today's machines. If possible, visit an historic site that does sheep shearing to see the process first hand.
Ask students to cover their workspace with recycled newspaper. Students select a recycled box or cardboard platform on which to create a 3-D diorama of this historic procedure for making clothing. With Crayola® Washable Paint, Paint Brushes, and Crayola Washable Markers, children create a landscape of the environment in which sheep live and graze such as mountains, hills, or farms.
Suggest students use large cotton balls to make sheep. If you wish to have sheep with black or brown fleece, color cotton balls with markers. Fashion sheep legs and heads using twigs, or use Crayola Scissors to cut chenille sticks. Use Crayola School Glue to hold sheep together.
Remind students to include in their displays the tools used in the sheep shearing and wool preparation process. Encourage the drawing or construction of these items using collage or recycled materials.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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Open the golden door of Ellis Island and explore the history of immigration in the United States.
Invite students to get presidential with Crayola Model Magic® finger puppets! Then practice questioning skills with pres
Learn about Japan---its geography, culture, sports, and industries? Decorate a fan with symbols of the country, past or
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Use Crayola® MiniStampers and Markers to create patterned designs similar to traditional Ashanti Adinkra cloth.
Delve into the history and culture of China! Research geography, inventions, or other aspects, then sculpt a symbolic di
Use ordinary wooden clothespins to create original versions of Guatemalan worry dolls. These minipeople hold important p
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