EDITABLE! NO PREP! Students connect with the stars by creating their own constellation as they graph their name, then create their own myth to tell its story. Students will have fun creating their own story to explain their stars just they have learned about the original constellations, a great way to take a "break from the book" and create a personal connection to the text!
The project is interdisciplinary/cross-curricular:
Science - Connect with knowledge of the stars and constellations.
Social Studies - Connect with the ancient civilizations that first named the constellations and their mythology.
Language Arts - Connect with mythology and utilize creative writing to create their own myth.
Math - Incorporates using a graph to plot the points from their name to create a constellation.
This mini project is easy to incorporate and can be used as an in class activity or as a mini project in a variety of subjects depending upon your classroom needs. Editable so you can adjust it to meet your classroom needs.