My third graders have been looking at cultural connections world wide. We've tried to find themes, similarities, and shared experiences. We've really enjoyed looking at "HANDS" through out history...and through out the world! Here is a great website if you are interesting in doing a project such as this ....... CLICK!!! -WEBSITE ON HANDS-CLICK!!!
"WHY WOULD HANDS BE A COMMON/SHARED THEME AROUND THE WORLD & THROUGHOUT TIME?"
"WHY ARE HANDS STILL IMPORTANT TO US TODAY?"
"HOW CAN WE MAKE HANDS PERSONAL?"
Students started by tracing & cutting out their hand. On their first day they selected their color palette & used color pencils to go around their hands. On the second day they used oil pastels, watercolor, construction paper, and construction paper crayons. The oil pastels & watercolor had to be within the color palette the selected before...and the construction paper had to be a contrasting color. I loved the results, but do think we could spend another class time adding a bit more to them.