My fifth graders are currently working on robots that will light up with a paper circuit designed to have a button in the robot design that closes the circuit. The other day I saw the latest cover of Newsweek magazine. It featured a couple of robots in an American Gothic Parody. My idea, though different, was inspired by this image and by my students' desire to explain all the cool things their robot "does". I thought they could share these ideas in a Newsweek Cover format and learn some graphic design tricks at the same time.
I also tried adding both the text and image using Keynote. I made template with the Newsweek background and text boxes already formatted ready for their own customization.
This lesson is a combination of our Paper Circuit Robot project and our Newsweek Cover Project. Both have their own post with tons of resources. Check them out below.
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