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Hear, read, write, draw and talk about scientist and inventor Thomas Alva Edison.
Share a read aloud with students, such as David A. Adler's A Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison, or students may read this independently. Invite students to further investigate the outstanding genius of Thomas Alva Edison and the more than 1000 inventions he patented. Compile a class list of some of the more important inventions. How does his ingenuity affect your life?
Invite students to create "Thank You, Thomas" artwork. Using Crayola® Construction Paper Crayons and black construction paper, students begin by drawing the outline of a light bulb in the center of construction paper. Encourage the use of thick lines, pressing hard with the crayon.
Around the light bulb, students compose a thank you message to Edison in bold, heavy crayon. Add small "wallpaper" crayon designs in any open space.
Ask students to cover their work area with recycled newspaper. Use a Crayola Paint Brush to paint the light bulb with yellow Crayola Washable Paint. Wet the paint brush with clear water and smooth the yellow paint out from the light bulb to simulate glowing light. Wet the brush again and continue the yellow wash out to the borders of the paper, across the lettering. Dry.
Cut white construction paper into a wide arc with a straight top and rounded bottom (a wide lamp shade shape) with Crayola Scissors.
Students decorate the lamp shade with crayon. Vary the pressure on the crayon to create lighter or deeper colors in the design.
Attach the lamp shade to the light bulb picture with a line of Crayola School Glue on each side, ballooning the lamp shade out for a three-dimensional effect.
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.
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Use Crayola® MiniStampers and Markers to create patterned designs similar to traditional Ashanti Adinkra cloth.