Thursday, December 3, 2009

Giving Thanks for our National Heritage

Did you know that one of the major turning points of the Revolutionary War was when General George Washington and his men launched a surprise Christmas Day attack on British and Hessian troops who were
worn out from all their holiday celebrations?
There is a famous painting that commemorates this historical event- Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze.You can learn more about the artist and the painting at
Artist of the Week.
Here is the project. If you don't feel like doing the project, just feel free to print out the black line as a coloring page.

You can click on any of these to make them larger. Below are PDF files. The first is step by step directions and the second is a completed black line drawing that you may feel free to use as a coloring page.
How to draw George Washington

Coloring Page

Here are some more examples from my students. I think they all did an amazing job!

1 comment:

Rose said...

It was really interesting to look at the different pictures drawn by the kids. I had to wonder about the personality behind each drawing.