Tuesday, November 16, 2010
This is one of my all time favorite lessons. The results are always so colorful and dramatic! For this lesson, I made a simple line drawing of the United States map for students to trace. Once their map was drawn students then traced over the pencil lines with a black sharpie and erased any stray marks. Next, we used white crayon to trace just inside of each state's shape(this created a kind of reverse shadow once painted with watercolor). The students were instructed to choose either two warm colors or two cool colors to paint the area around the map and then a variety of colors inside of the map.