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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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Open the golden door of Ellis Island and explore the history of immigration in the United States.
Build an imaginative fortress, castle, or chateau using Crayola® Model Magic®.
Invite students to get presidential with Crayola Model Magic® finger puppets! Then practice questioning skills with pres
Explore cultures through clothing, using a variety of Crayola Colored Pencils and construction paper to make 3-D models
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
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