Rainforest Art - Sketching with Don

Practice Activities For Download

Activity 1

Origami Making
Let's give origami a try ourselves! Choose one of these origami challenges on the origami-fun.com website. All of their tutorials can be downloaded as a PDF!
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Activity 2

Watch a Tutorial
Maybe you are more of a watch and follow person! If so, then this paper crane tutorial by happyfolding.com is excellent and easy to follow!
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Videos and Websites
I have complied a range of different links to websites and videos that show origami tutorials. Feel free to use these as part for activities!
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For Your Plans

From the Curriculum

Strand: Drawing
Strand Unit: Making Drawing

Curriculum Objectives

The child should be enabled to become familiar with aspects of these periods:
1) express his/her imaginative life and interpret imaginative themes using inventive pattern and detail
2) experiment with the marks, lines, shapes, textures, patterns and tones that can be made with different drawing instruments on a range of surfaces

Learning Objectives

-use the language of history including: chronology, timeline, causes, sources.

-sequence the events leading up to the start of WW1.

-identify some of the reasons why WW1 started.

-use online sources of information to research the flags of WW1 countries.

Learning Activities

-Video Stimulus: watch the video stimulus explaining the causes of WW1, pausing the video when prompted to answer stimulus questions.
-Comic Strip Sequencing: draw a three piece comic strip that explains the events of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination.
-Summarising: using the video content, summarise three reasons why war was inevitable, even without Ferdinand's assassination.
-Flag Research: using ICT resources, research the flags of various countries that took part in WW1. Research carefully to make sure you are finding sources that show WW1 flags not modern flags.


-Teacher Designed Tasks:
1) Comic Strip Sequence
2) Reasons for War
3) Flag Research Sheet

-Teacher Questioning:
1) Can you identify a few reasons why WW1 started?
2) Can you put the events of Franz Ferdinand's assassination in order?

Rang Maher