After seeing a post a couple years back I was inspired to at some point create an "Environmental Machine Collargraph" lesson. Finally I was able to put something together and I couldn't be more excited by the results. The stars couldn't have aligned better. Both the timing of the "Lorax" movie coming out and Earth Day on April 22 really made this lesson current and well rounded.
After discussing the word "environment" and coming up with a brainstorm list of things that are negative towards our environmental, students watched clips from the old "Lorax" movie. I then assigned their mission...
To create a "Truffula Seed Planing Machine"!
Many of the machines used in the story cause negative impact towards the environment. IDEA! Lets create machines that help the environment. Fresh off the train named "Dr. Seuss Inspiration Express" the kiddos were ready to sketch!
|Collagraph printing plates.|
Now for printing I have no organization advice.
No matter what I did it turned into a MESS!
But thats ok...
Because we tried out best
While were riding...
The "Dr. Seuss Inspiration Express"!
In my next life I will teach poetry and creative writing:)