This Land Is Your Land

Art/Language Arts

Children create picture post cards for different aspects of the United States they learn about from songs.

What You Need

What to Do

  1. Using Woody Guthrie's “This Land Is Your Land” or another song as a starter, have each child design a picture post card that might come from one of the places mentioned. For example, children might illustrate places in California, “the New York Island” (Long Island), the redwood forest, or the Gulf Stream water.
  2. Have each child write a message on the other side of the post card about the “trip” to the pictured site. Have the children direct their cards to classmates, using global addresses, and deliver them.

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