Education Language

Cultural revelations in coloring

January 15, 2010
Colorful New Crayons photo by Sharon McCutcheon (@sharonmccutcheon) on Unsplash

Demonstrations of imagination, practicality and a wish to conform

To help my English class of Czech 6-year-olds learn their colors, I presented them each with a winter wonderland coloring picture to color in together. To make sure none of my students got ahead of me, I decided to make the instructions nonsensical, such as, “Color the trees orange,” or “Color the snowman purple.” I thought my idea was ingenious and a good, lighthearted way to end our class.

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