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How does geography influence people and places? Discover how natural features such as coastlines shape architecture, jobs, and communities.
Do you think that geography influences culture? Being near a dominant feature such as water certainly does! In Greece, for example, you are at most only 85 miles (137 km) from the shore. Greece has more coastline than the entire mainland of the United States even though it is only as big as Florida. Greece has 9,333 miles (15,020 km) of coastline (including islands).
Learn more about Greece, such as the number of islands (437) and the percentage that are inhabited (50). Or choose another place along a coast to study. Find out whether there are sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, or other landforms near the water’s edge. What kinds of homes are built there? What jobs do people do? What size is the population?
Cover your art area with newspaper. Use Crayola® Watercolors and Watercolor Brushes to paint a cardboard base for the water. Air-dry the base.
Most of Greece (4/5ths) is covered with mountains. To build an armature for your sculpture, ball up newspaper and tape it to your base. Roll out realistic colors of Crayola Model Magic to cover the newspaper mountains. Add colored bits to create a craggy look. Model Magic that is fresh from the pack sticks to itself.
Shape human-made elements found on the landscape, such as villages, fishing piers, or boat docks. In Greece, the white stucco architecture of coastal towns is in striking contrast with the rugged cliffs. Air-dry your sculpture.
Use Crayola School Glue to attach the sculpture to its base.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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Build an imaginative fortress, castle, or chateau using Crayola® Model Magic®.
Create a Model Magic® finger puppet of a president you research then use puppets to interview other presidential finger
What do you know about Japan---its geography, culture, sports, and industries? Decorate a fan with symbols of the countr
Join in the Moomba fun! Parade down St. Kilda Street in Melbourne, Australia, with trams decorated for the celebration.
Delve into the history and culture of China! Research geography, inventions, or other aspects, then sculpt a symbolic di
Research the great wave of immigration to the United States in the 1800s then create a model of an immigrant marketplace
What two huge countries have lived side by side in peace for almost 200 years? Make a fun game to learn more about these
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