Jan. 26, 2011: Let's Visit a Castle
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1. Draw a room in a castle. In your room, paste newspaper pictures of furniture and other things you would put there.
2. Ask friends to name as many castle parts as they can. What did they name that also is on the castles in The Mini Page?
3. Find a comic strip character for each of the castles in The Mini Page.
4. Which castle would you choose for (a) safety, (b) beauty, (c) history, and (d) art?
5. Draw your house. Now add things to your house to make it more like a castle. Write a story about your house-castle.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standards:
- Students understand the concepts, principles and processes of technological design. (Science)
- Students identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places. (Fine Arts: Understanding the Visual Arts in Relation to History and Cultures)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)