Celebrate President’s Day by integrating Art with Social Studies and Language Arts.
These draw and write quick-write activities ask students to draw first before writing; thus, students are able to create visual details before putting their thoughts into words. Use these for literacy centers, independent work, or as prompts for whole class discussions.
Ten draw and write subject prompts are included:
• George Washington as a child
• George Washington as President
• Abraham Lincoln as a child
• Abraham Lincoln as President
• comparing Washington and Lincoln
• the president’s job
• signing laws
• setting an example
• the current president
• if I were president
The writing prompts are open-ended enough to allow for students to be as creative as they like with their writing. Writing space is unlined to allow for all sizes of handwriting and a variety of grade levels.
For best results, have students do all drawings in color, and encourage them to use details and include as much background as possible.
More Draw & Write Resources:
Election Day Writing Draw and Write
Kindness Writing Draw and Write
Draw and Write Literature Response
Draw and Write Response to Non-Fiction
Art-Integrated Election Day resource:
Voting and Elections Unit Framework
More art-making ideas and suggestions:
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum Sampler Bundle
- a collection of five integrated Art lessons
Start With Art
-- perfect for back-to-school
Art Task Cards
-- for early finishers or art centers
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I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have a Multiple Subjects credential, a Single Subject credential for Art and English, LDS/ESL certification, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Mathematics focus, and Montessori certification. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.
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