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Honor someone special with a handcrafted monument! Explore national and local monuments for inspiration in your design.
Monuments are constructed to honor a person or event of importance in a community or country. Invite students to work in collaborative groups to research and find examples of national and local monuments. What do these monuments stand for? Would you change anything about them if you were the designer?
Student groups think of a significant person from their lifetime that they would honor with a monument. Students compose a short paragraph about what makes that person important. How can you symbolize these qualities and form a monument to represent them? Sketch out some ideas on paper with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. When satisfied with designs, students construct the monument using Crayola Model Magic®.
Model Magic that is fresh from the pack will stick to itself. Dried pieces can be glued together. Utilize tools around the classroom to help mold the Model Magic. Forks, combs, straws, cookie cutters and paper clips can all be effective modeling tools. Try using a marker as a rolling pin, or carefully cutting detailed shapes with scissors.
Allow the monument to air-dry and share with the class along with the paragraph written about the honoree.
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