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Students learn about John Audubon & scientific drawing. They choose an animal, research it, and draw an accurate picture of the animal in it’s habitat.


SW learn about field sketches and create their own.


SW learn about the ornithologist John Audubon, then make an observation drawing of an animal figurine.


SW learn about how John Audubon collected and painted his bird specimens; they then research and draw a descriptive background/habitat for their own animal.


Students learn about John Audubon’s ambition to paint every bird in North America, then they turn their drawing into a print. 


Note: If a teacher doesn’t create prints with their students, students can finish with watercolor. 

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