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Our Sculptures Ourselves Student Book ART AS EDUCATION
Our Sculptures Ourselves: A New Look at Public Art in Northeast Ohio
How does this interdisciplinary book fulfill Ohio language arts, social studies, and art education standards?

Award-winning author Christine Petrell Kallevig wrote short articles about nine world-famous artists and their amazing outdoor sculptures in Cleveland, Akron, and Westlake. Then, with the assistance and advice of several local teachers, she developed language arts, math, art education, and social studies activities based on each sculpture and required Ohio standards.

Written specifically for Northeast Ohio students and their teachers, the information, fabulous photographs, and thought-provoking activities are arranged in 9 units in an easy-to-use, self-explanatory consumable student workbook (8.5 in. x 11 in.).

The activities provide writing practice, fulfill visual art requirements, and introduce 20th century Northeast Ohio history, all in one inexpensive, self-contained booklet.

Preview sample pages from the student workbook and then watch this video. There are 8 others like it on the Our Sculptures Ourselves DVD virtual field trip.

Educational Objectives and Lessons in
Our Sculptures Ourselves Workbooks:

  • 9 kid-friendly articles about these amazing public sculptures and artists:
  • 9 Basic Elements of Art: Line, Light, Color, Form, Balance, Space, Texture, Focal Point, Motion

  • 9 Principles of Design: Proportion, Repetition, Placement, Size, Symmetry, Rhythm, Unity, Economy of detail, Time

  • Writing Practice: Daily opportunities to use complete sentences to describe or respond to the public art featured in each unit.

  • Extended Activities: Building, creating, thinking, analyzing, debating, calculating, experimenting, writing songs - all based on reactions to our public art.

  • Research Ideas: Using the public library and internet to learn more.
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    Individual Our Sculptures Ourselves 32-page Student Workbook: $3.99 each. Discounts up to 75% available in shrink-wrapped packs of 25 copies.
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    Teacher Guides contain answer keys, suggestions for additional books and web sites, and educational objectives for each activity.
    Individual Our Sculptures Ourselves 16-page Teacher Guide: $2.99 each


    Cover for Slide Show DVD Our Sculptures Ourselves
    The DVD features over 700 additional photographs about the sculptures and artists. It is formatted like a NARRATED field trip and is the perfect solution for budget-strapped teachers who want closer views and additional information about the sculptures without having to leave the classroom. The DVD is compatible with all DVD players and most newer computers.
    DVD Our Sculptures Ourselves Narrated Slideshow: 29.99



    Our Sculptures Ourselves Class Set:
    (25 Student Books, 1 Teacher Guide): $89.99


    Our Sculptures Ourselves Deluxe Class Set:
    (25 Student Books, 1 Teacher Guide, 1 DVD): $118.99



    NEWS FOR OHIO TEACHERS: Christine Kallevig presented the workshop, Northeast Ohio Public Sculptures: The Stories They Tell, at the Ohio Art Education Association Conference in Cleveland, OH.

    Download Christine Kallevig's lesson plan handout.



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    BOOKS and DVD'S
    The best way to understand Storigami, the fascinating storytelling technique where stories are illustrated by the progressive folds of easy origami models, is to read Christine Petrell Kallevig's Storigami books and see for yourself how the illustrated origami directions are a natural extension of the story text.


    Storigami book Nature Fold Along Stories Quick and Easy Origami Tales About Plants and Animals by Christine Petrell Kallevig
    Nature Fold-Along Stories: Quick and Easy Origami Tales About Plants and Animals
    has been the best selling Storigami book since its release in 2009! Midwest Book Review says it's a "wonderful hands-on book, especially ideal for anyone who teaches, entertains, or works with children."

    Professional storyteller Fran Stallings wrote in the 2009 Spring issue of Territorial Tattler, "I tested several of them on a 6th grader of only moderate manual skill, who was pleased at her success and proudly retold the stories to younger siblings at home. This suggests that even us clumsy adults could learn to do the stories while folding the forms! The diagrams are excellent and easy to follow. Origami forms include: seagull, cicada, snake, owl, leaf, coyote (fox), duck, butterfly, Trillium, rabbit, fish, toad. Storigami book Nature Fold Along Stories Quick and Easy Origami Tales About Plants and Animals by Christine Petrell Kallevig Story topics include: food chains; life cycles; metamorphosis; habitats; photosynthesis; characteristic traits of reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians, ants. It is amazing how the information gets linked to concurrent folds in the process of producing the final paper form! Kallevig's Follow-up Activities would be useful in the classroom or at summer camp, as well as in a home setting. She provides a lot of additional information about each animal, plant, or eco-niche as well as thought-provoking research suggestions and quizzes. I can recommend this little book as a useful addition to any storytellers bag of tricks." Click HERE and go to page 5 to read the complete review.

    Nature Fold-Along Stories features 12 fact-filled stories illustrated by the folding steps of 12 very easy origami models. Written and diagrammed by the award-winning origami artist and author Christine Petrell Kallevig, the completely illustrated folding instructions are placed side-by-side with story text for easy use by kids, teachers, librarians, camp directors, park rangers, or anyone else who loves nature or wants to learn how to fold easy origami plants and animals. Preview sample pages here. Illustrations, photographs, presentation guidelines, dozens of extended activities, fascinating plant and animal facts, index, 80 pages. ISBN 978-0962876929 $11.95



    the Sun, the Moon, and the Origami Grammie by Christine Petrell Kallevig
    The Sun, the Moon, and the Origami Grammie
    is a 32 page fully illustrated hardcover picture storybook for ages 3 and older.

    The January, 2014 Midwest Book Review says, "Bright, colorful illustrations of Grammie's house full of papercrafts, as well as step-by-step instructions for folding one's very own transforming Sun-Moon, round out this charming story, ideal for encouraging little ones to experiment with origami for fun."

    About the story: Jacob and Isabella stay with their Grammie and her dachshund, Taro, when Mom works away from home. Grammie loves origami, but she loves Jacob and Isabella even more. They eventually learn how to fold an origami model that transforms between the sun and the moon. Recommended for kids, teachers, librarians, grandparents, or anyone else who loves to read a good story or wants to learn origami. Preview sample pages here. Illustrations, folding instructions, 10 x 8 hardcover, 32 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0989737111, $16.99.


    The E-Book Version is available instantly! When your payment is received, you will be emailed a complete, perfect PDF non-printable version of The Sun, the Moon, and the Origami Grammie that you can read and store on your computer. Adobe Reader Required. Only $9.99 (FREE Freight)


    Storigami book Fold Along Stories Quick and Easy Origami Tales for Beginners by Christine Petrell Kallevig Fold-Along Stories: Quick and Easy Origami Tales For Beginners has 12 very short stories illustrated by the progressive folding steps of 12 very easy origami models. Story themes range from tall tales to modern fables and are designed to entertain as they teach simple paper folding techniques. Recommended for kids, teachers, librarians, camp directors, or anyone else who loves to tell a good story or wants to learn origami. Illustrations, photographs, presentation guidelines, index, 80 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0962876998

    The trade paperback edition is out-of-print, but the E-Book Version is Available! When your payment is received, you will be emailed a complete, perfect PDF non-printable version of Fold Along Stories Quick and Easy Origami Tales for Beginners that you can read and store on your computer. Adobe Reader Required. Only $6.99 (FREE Freight)


    Non-Printable Disc Version of Fold-Along Stories E-Book: $7.99 plus regular postage and handling fees.


    PRINTABLE (for educational purposes, only) Digital E-mailed Version of Fold-Along Stories E-Book: $8.99 (free freight)


    Bible Origami Book by Christine Petrell Kallevig
    Bible Folding Stories: Old Testament Stories and Paperfolding Together As One E-Book features nine favorite Old Testament verses illustrated by the progressive folds of nine easy origami models. The print version has been out-of-print for several years, but the digital E-Book contains all the original material plus updated addresses and contact information. Each story is designed for easy use by teachers, pastors, camp counselors, and all those interested in using objects or hands-on activities to reinforce Biblical lessons. Illustrated origami instructions are side-by-side with Biblical text. Discussion topics and extended activity suggestions are included with every story. Featured Old Testament stories:

    When your payment is received, you will be mailed a disc containing a complete, perfect non-printable PDF file of Bible Folding Stories: Old Testament Stories and Paperfolding Together As One that you can read and store on your computer. Adobe Reader Required.
    $11.99


    Early childhood storytelling book All About Pockets by Christine Petrell Kallevig
    All About Pockets: Storytime Activities for Early Childhood

    This is the most comprehensive guide available for how to use a simple, everyday pocket in storytelling, math activities, language development, creative dramatics, and enhancement of motor skills. It includes annotations and cross-references for 85 different picture story books that feature pockets in some way, as well as pocket poems, pocket stories, pocket songs, pocket games, pocket finger plays, pocket patterns, and reproducible illustrations for crafts or flannel board props. It's all about pockets, all about pocket play, and all about fun! Recommended for teachers of children ages 3 - 7, especially those who love to combine learning with laughter. 128 pages, trade paper, index, illustrations. Watch a video of a sample Pocket lesson from an early childhood teacher workshop. ISBN-13: 978-0962876967 $9.95


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