For the past month, Hunter has been working each week on different aspects of a social studies project. Each student in his class had to pick a state. He chose Illinois. This week he had the “shoe box” portion due. He needed to create a landmark in Illinois in a shoebox. We found Hunter’s snowboot box and along with insight and expertise from his favorite Mama Jane they spent last Saturday creating his masterpiece. Rolling paper bags for logs
Hunter did his research and found the below picture of Lincoln’s log cabin. He then drew a picture of what he wanted his scence to look like and created his model of “Abe’s cabin” as he calls it. Although he will tell you…it was actually Abraham Lincoln’s father and step mother’s cabin outside of Springfield, IL in the 1840’s and Abe visited it when he needed a break from being an attorney in Springfield. According to Hunter, Abe is inside the cabin, reading.
Tell Mr. Hunter that he picked a wonderful state! 😉
That is the best art project that I have EVER seen an 11 year old boy turn in! It reminds me of the projects I used to do with Mom for school. Good Job Hunter!