The 5th grader's have an annual Road To Revolution Presentation that the put on at our school. The 5th graders dress up in costumes and put on various presentations, power points, skits about the American Revolution. So in Art Class we created Flag collages to decorate the commons for their presentations. We brainstormed words for "What it means to be an American". Students cut words out of magazines and then added handwritten words into their space. We discussed Variety and how variety makes a piece of art more interesting. So students used different fonts, sizes and different directions to add/write their words. The 2nd day students add the transparent paint (modge podge mixed with tempera paint) to create the American Flag.