O CANADA by Ted Harrison Torn Paper Project

 O CANADA by Ted Harrison Torn Paper Project

O-Canada-by-Ted-HarrisonThis post has an O Canada by Ted Harrison torn paper project idea. Ted Harrison is one of Canada’s modern artists. This book is the first illustrated edition of Canada’s national anthem, “O Canada.”   Different lines of the song, which is in both French and English, are paired with Canada’s territories and provinces.  Each territory and province  is described at length for a picture book.   Adults will find the information interesting, too.  I immediately thought of the winter Olympic Games in Vancouver  (2010) just looking through the book.

The paintings in the book are vivid, bold, and colorful.  Looking at the pictures will inspire students to work on similar art projects with torn construction paper, markers, crayons, and possibly paints.   This is another book which is actually a song.

Student responses might include torn paper projects (mine is digital clip art) or oil pastels.  There are a few pictures in the linked slide show presentation that are inspired by the art in O’CANADA, which you can easily spot.

Happy reading and art, Carolyn

 O CANADA by Ted Harrison Torn Paper Project

About Carolyn Wilhelm

Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory, and The Wise Owl Factory Book a Day Blog. She has an MS in Gifted Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and is a National Board Certified Teacher.
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