World history is my jam.
Since making world history resources, I have to say, there is a part of my social studies heart that is being filled.
That is why I am so excited about this activity.
Making landscapes are so easy to do in world history and a great way for students to connect with the content. Students are creating landscapes based on their knowledge, and I have to say this combination of social studies and art gives me all the feels.
The first landscape can be combined with my cave art activity.
This is a free activity available in the my library! Click on the link for more information.
What you will need
- Art supplies
- A print out of the silhouettes
- The cave art from the previous class
- Cut out the silhouette
- Color and add details to the silhouettes
- Glue to the cave art or make a 3-d effect by placing the silhouettes away from the art. You can use modeling clay to hold the silhouettes up.
4. Next, have your students than do some creative writing, by creating a story for the two characters. This activity not only incorporates art but challenges the students to create stories based on their landscape.
Creative writing is important in social studies because students are practicing and applying their knowledge. Students are also using the highest level in bloom’s taxonomy which is to create.
Students are producing new and original work by creating historical fiction.
Are you interested in this activity? You can buy the full lesson here!