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Honor Unknown Soldiers with a memorial. Make a replica of a landmark tomb or design an original structure.
Invite students to research information about tombs for unknown soldiers in countries including Canada, France, the United States, and Australia. Both text and electronic resources should be available for students to view. Students sketch a design for a memorial to an unknown solder with Crayola® Colored Pencils, or use a picture for reference if making a replica of a tomb.
Students cover their work area with recycled newspaper. On white construction paper or watercolor paper, use Crayola Watercolors to create a background or base for your diorama. They might choose a park-like scene with trees and bushes, an open sea, or some other setting. Dry.
Using white Crayola Model Magic, create the structure to honor an unknown soldier. To create a marbled effect, lightly knead color from a Crayola Washable Marker into some white Model Magic. For a granite effect, add marker color and some aquarium gravel. Experiment with creating other stone looks. Dry.
With Crayola Fine Tip Markers, write the inscription found on the tomb on white construction paper. Cut it out with Crayola Scissors. Attach it to the tomb with Crayola School Glue.
On white construction paper, draw details of the memorial. For example, in the U.S. there are three marble slabs found on the Memorial Plaza in front of the Tomb, representing WW II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
Students create a memorial wreath of flowers with Model Magic. To create different colors, rub a marker on it and knead the color into the Model Magic. Continue this process several times to achieve the shade desired. Glue the wreath to a piece of round cardboard
On white construction paper, students sketch and color an honor guard dressed in the style of military uniform worn in the country where the tomb is located. Cut out the guard.
Place a recycled box on its side. Glue the watercolor painting inside the box. Glue the other parts of the memorial in place. Dry.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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