Friday, October 11, 2013

Third and Fourth grade: Meshon Maps

Aaron Meshon is one of my favorite illustrators whose maps delight the senses! Every time I look at them, I discover something new. As a preliminary step, students imagined and sketched out their own world filled with fantastical structures. The problem they had to solve was how to fill their drawing with information, but design the composition so that the eye moved around the space. They did a great job using size, color, and streets to create a breathable, yet engaging drawing. My students loved looking at Aaron Meshon's maps and made sure to fill their own maps with quirky characters, bright colors, and wonderful personal details.

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