Lesson 6: Creating a Paper Doll Character
Have templates available for students to use to help with the doll outline. Tell the students they are creating a representation of their character. They need to dress the doll appropriately for the journey north. You may want to show younger students how to cut fabric, make braids in hair, draw-in a face, attach accessories (backpack, pick, shovel, bundle of supplies, diary, etc). Set-up a table with fabric scraps, hair(yarn) and other shared items.
OBJECTIVE: To create a visual representation of the characters; To help students become personally invested in the storypath.
TIME: 2 hours
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