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Now, for my project this week I did something a little different. For those of you who have been visiting my blog since the beginning you know I am going to school to be a teacher. My specialization is in mathematics but I still take classes in every subject, including the ones I hate and would never dream of teaching (i.e. history :P). Anyway, we do a lot of projects in which we write lessons and teach them to our peers. Just yesterday I taught a history lesson about the Bantu tribes in Africa, and I found a way to incorporate Trendy Twine into my lesson :)
I know there are a lot of teachers out there, and I'm sure many moms as well who love to help their children with their projects, so I know this is out of the norm for me, but I hope some of you will still find it helpful!
For my project I used Trendy Twine to create a chart. Here it is:
Here is my entire poster, mind you this is aimed at elementary school children ;)
Here is a close up of the chart. This particular chart shows the families of Bantu languages.
And here is a close up of the twine. I sketched out my chart layout in pencil first. Then I pierced holes at either end of each line with a paper piercer. Then I threaded the twine from the back of one hole and into the front of another. I secured the ends on the back with a little bit of scotch tape.
Here is the back so you can kinda see what I mean.
I also used the twine to make a simple but very cute border around both my map and my chart, it tied the whole poster together perfectly!
Now I'm sure most of you will never need to make a poster about the Bantu people. But, I'm sure there are many teachers and parents our there who will be working on many a chart at some point in life, so I hope this has inspired you to spice up your charts a bit :) Also, I see some other great applications using the same technique (a family tree maybe??) Stay tuned and you might just see this technique again ;)
I hope you are all having a fabulous Tuesday!