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Where do your favorite things originate? Discover how world economies depend on each other to create materials, products, and packaging for everyday items. Follow the paths of imports and exports.
Do you know where your favorite gum, or shoes, or cereal, really came from? Bring the item, or a picture of it, to school. Share where the items were purchased. What country of origin is marked on the product?
Pair up with another student who has a similar item. Work together to identify the components of your objects. Write down your ideas with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. For example, a marker has a plastic barrel, end plug, tip, cap, and color. Try to identify what material is used to make each part--wood, plastic (and what is plastic made of?), paper, rubber, wool, cotton, wheat, corn, sugar?
Use white and neon Crayola Model Magic to create realistic replicas of your products. Roll balls between your palms. Press pieces flat with your hands or roll them smooth with a Crayola Marker. Cut pieces into shapes or strips with Crayola Scissors. Model Magic that is fresh from the pack sticks to itself. Air-dry your sculpture for 24 hours.
Research time! Investigate how your product is made and take notes. Find out the components/raw materials used to manufacture your item, how it is manufactured, and where the materials come from. Erase to correct your ideas. Discover which countries are leaders in producing the raw materials needed to make your product. You might even write letters to companies who sell your product to find out more about the materials.
Use Crayola Markers to create a chart listing the raw materials, countries of origin, and site of manufacture. Locate each country on a world map.
Allow time in the school day to discuss data collected during student research. Are there any patterns that emerge? What can be learned from these patterns?
Display the 7 principles of Kwanzaa in a one-of-a-kind accordion window book.
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