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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Pirate Treasure Maps

Grade 7, 8 and 9 students created these detailed Treasure Maps. 

I saw this lesson on a Canadian arts & crafts TV show, "Art Zooka", early one morning. 

First they sketched a plan in their sketchbook. They had to include a compass rose, a pirate ship, a Jolly Roger flag, a path and 'X' for the treasure and a scroll with some sort of title. Many kids thought up a theme for their map. They had to also think of unusual names for all the features on the island.

Then they drew a good copy on thin white paper and outlined it all in fine tip permanent marker...

 then colored it with pencil crayons- I encouraged them to press hard and use
shading and value changes for extra realism...

 a good example of a student testing colors before she commits to the good copy...

 Finally, they cut the edges unevenly, some tore them and then we tea stained them all and
crumpled them up to make them look two hundred years old.

Ta da!

I added gold glitter to the treasure chests for texture and sparkle.

'annoyed teacher mountain' lol- sometimes I belong there!

This student burnt some holes and added drips of melted candle wax to add to the authenticity.

this one's pretty funny


Kristyn DeMint said...

These maps are great!

Miss said...

Thanks Kristyn!

Mrs. Skojec said...

Wonderful! I can't wait to try something like this with my class!

Miss said...

Thanks Mrs. Skojec- the kids really enjoyed making these- I tried to time it with one of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies coming out to make it more 'relevant'.

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