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    The Eiffel Tower Project

    • Grade 7
    • Language Arts Graphic Arts/Communications Technology
    Queen Charlotte Intermediate School
    150 North River Road, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 3L3
    Telephone: 368-6970
    Fax: 368-6983
    Website:

    Teachers:
    Linda Shaw-Packard, Graphic Arts /Language Arts Teacher (packardl@queencharlotte.edu.pe.ca)
    JoAnne Jay, Teacher-Librarian (jayj@queencharlotte.edu.pe.ca)


    Implementation Plan

    Teacher's Role

    To provide background information on the tower .

    To introduce the project and outline what direction the project will be taking.

    To provide due dates.

    To be a facilitator and guide during the project.

    Teacher-Librarian's Role

    To provide necessary resources...ie. cd roms, books, reference materials to support and enhance the project.

    Schedule for Activities and Time Frame - 5- 45 minute classes, and two cycles for independent drawing

    Step 1

    THE EIFFEL TOWER

    You are to find the following information about the Eiffel Tower. You can fill this

    sheet, or you can create your own page/pages. Please pay close

    to attention to your spelling and be as neat as possible.

    1. WHO was the architect that designed the Eiffel Tower?

    2. WHO were the engineers?

    3. Who was the contractor?

    4. What does CONTRACTOR mean?

    5. What is the tower made of?

    6. HOW tall is the structure itself?

    7. HOW long did it take to build this structure? Be precise.

    8. There were two occasions that the tower was constructed as a celebration for.

    WHAT were these two occasions?

    9. HOW many acres does the base of the tower cover?

    10.Every seven years the Eiffel Tower is repainted with how much of what color

    paint?

    11.WHERE is this readily recognizable tower located?

    12.WHEN was the Eiffel Tower built?

    13.WHEN the Eiffel Tower was finished construction it was the tallest structure in

    the world. For how many years did it hold this title, and what replaced it as the

    tallest structure and when? Where?

    14. WHAT is the name of the park in Paris where the Eiffel Tower is located?

    15. HOW much did it cost to build the Eiffel Tower?

    16. Completely describe Eiffel Tower and also include your personal opinion about

    it.

    CHECK OUT these web sites for information you are looking for:

    1. www.endex.com/gf/buildings/eiffel/eiffelfacts.html

    While in this site you should check out

    (Official Eiffel Tower Website) You

    will find this in the information you will

    be reading on the screen.

    2. www.worldbook.com/fun/atw/html/eiff.htm

    3. www.greatbuildings.com/greatest_hits.html

    Step 2

    Copy the three definitions from the flipchart on the FOREGROUND, MIDDLE GROUND, AND

    BACKGROUND into your notebook. You need to understand what each of these mean to help you

    with your assignments.

    Draw a picture of the Eiffel Tower on a piece of 11" X 17" white paper. (This is the large photocopy

    paper.)

    You must do your best drawing. Use a ruler where necessary. Draw lightly at first until you know

    where everything goes and how it looks. Then you will not have dirty artwork.

    You will need:

    a foreground

    a middle ground

    a background

    a few stylized trees or buildings or both in the background

    tower is either in the middle ground or the foreground.

    Keep your drawing simple. Your main focus is the Eiffel Tower itself. Draw lightly at first with a

    pencil, then when it looks like what you want, color with color pencils. You can paint this picture if you

    wish and if you have what you need at home in order to do it.

    Sign properly - title in left hand bottom area

    name & year in the bottom right area

    Work on this at home. Take your time, but do not waste your time.

    You have ______ cycle(s) to complete this drawing.

    Step 3

    SECOND DRAWING

    Your second drawing of the Eiffel Tower will be done in class on the computer, using Claris Works

    drawing program. Again you will draw the tower as the focal point.

    You will need:

    a foreground,

    a middle ground,

    a back ground.

    Do only in black and white.

    Keep the area around the tower simple.

    Buildings/stylized trees or both can be used.

    Flower garden, fountains, bushes, little people, all in abstracted or simplified forms can be used.

    Sign and date in the same manner as the drawing done by hand, using the text tool on the drawing

    program before you print.

    Print your finished design and color by hand using color pencils only.

    If this work takes you more than one double period to complete, then you must remember to SAVE the

    work as a SAVE AS - EIFFEL TOWER file so you do not need to start all over again the next class.

    Step 4

    YOU WILL NOW COMPOSE, ON COMPUTER, A COMPARISON OF YOUR TWO

    CREATIONS. Tell WHY you think what you think, in each instance and be specific with your

    explanations.

    Which drawing do you think/feel was:

    1. Better executed

    2. More effective as a design

    3. Most accurate

    4. More challenging to create

    5. More fun to create

    Which type of drawing would you most likely try to do another time?

    Why?

    PASS IN, PAPER CLIPPED TOGETHER, NOT STAPLED, THE FOLLOWING:

    1. HAND DRAWN WORK

    2. COMPUTER GENERATED WORK

    3. COMPLETED QUESTION SHEET

    4. COMPARISON OF THE TWO DRAWINGS SHEET

    Evaluation: Assessment of Students, Evaluation of Activity and Author Study

    You will be graded on the following for the free hand drawing:

    1. Design/layout

    2. Accuracy

    3. Color

    4. Creativity

    VALUE = 20 marks

    (Remember to follow directions!)

    You will be graded on the following for the computer drawing:

    1. Design/layout

    2. Accuracy

    3. Color

    4. Creativity

    VALUE = 20 marks

    (Remember to follow directions!)

    You will be graded on the question sheet.

    VALUE = 20 marks

    You will be graded on the comparisons you write.(Remember to follow directions!)

    VALUE = 20 marks

    As you can see and read, this project has several parts, each of which will be graded.

    Please pass in completed project work on the required due date. Failure to pass in work on time will result in an automatic loss of 20%.

    HAVE FUN WITH THESE PROJECTS. YOU MAY BE SURPRISED AT HOW MUCH YOU WILL LEARN.ENJOY!

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