He started by introducing the 5th graders to the idea of a person being "in proportion." He had them complete this worksheet to create a shape person who is drawn in human proportions.
Then they had to paint them using a monochromatic color scheme.
... it was really a great lesson for learning for Mr. Koehn. He realized that something that is simple to us adults who have gone through art college is challenging to 5th graders. He did a great job of adjusting to keep the lesson interesting to the students.
Here are some of their final shape people...
We finished the project by creating a city for our people and displaying them all together.
I would love to have the students write "a day in the life of..." to finish this project if I reuse it!