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One Earth Step Gently: 23 Ways You Can Help Our Planet

Grass Valley Charter School

First and second-grade students at Grass Valley Charter School in Grass Valley, CA created this book as the culminating project to a year-long expedition on the earth. 

To create this book, each student selected a specific topic to focus on. After studying children’s book illustrators, including Eric Carle, and working with a guest artist on paper collage techniques, each student created an illustration for their individual page. The collage format allowed students to work through multiple drafts of their illustrations easily; they waited until the very end to glue down the pieces. 

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