Demonstrate how to draw a landscape outline using foreground, middle ground and background. Tell the students that they will need to choose two different VA landscapes to draw including details and color.Draw an outline in pencil of the first regional landscape of your choice.Discuss colored pencil techniques. When coloring in your drawings, use several different colors and shades of a color as well as how to vary the pressure on your pencil to add depth to your drawing. Have students pass out supplies.Students write what two regions of their choice on the back of their first landscape drawing. Students work independently on their first landscape.
Students will research each of the five regions of Virginia. They will find key facts that define each region and design a Scratch program to guide the VA Trekkers through an interactive map of Virginia. As the Trekkers travel through the map, the students will code their sprite to share essential information about each region.This lesson is part of the Virginia K-12 Computer Science Pipeline which is partly funded through a GO Virginia grant in partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, and the Loudoun Education Foundation.