Central Idea:The seas and oceans are a resource for all life on earth
Visual Arts Line of Inquiry: Drawing the features of the seas and oceans
The second graders needed some drawing practice in a bad way. It just so happened that they were starting a Sharing the Planet unit that talked about the features of the ocean. Very appropriate since we live right on the Red Sea. We drew...and drew...and drew...and finally when they were ready each child chose a sea creature to draw for their final piece.
I printed out some letters in A3 size and they drew/painted the coral. When they finished their creatures they were cut carefully and pasted to the letters. Once they were done, I took photos of them and had them printed poster size A0.