W e studied the painting
The Figure Five In Gold
by Charles Demuth.
We also played with the poem called
The Great Figure
that was written by his friend
William Carlos Williams.
Can your student share the interesting story that inspired the poem and the art?
You can click on the link below to see and hear a old fashioned fire truck very loud down the street. howling
The video was inspired by the painting and the poem.
It re-creates the loud and noisy feeling
of the city on the night the fire truck was racing through the
wet, dark city streets.
Click the link below to visit a media series including the painting and poem,
and work inspired by it!
Parents, as with any 'internet field trip', please make sure you visit this site with your child. There are informational links displayed at the end of the series that are intended for grown-ups.
When a fire alarm rings, trucks roll out of the station ready to rescue people and fight fires!
This is a picture of a fire station in a city.
The engine that Charles Demuth saw could have emerged from a station like this one.
BUT... it would have been a da rk and rainy night....
not a bright and sunny day.
How do we k now that?
This sign tells people that a
fire station is near by.
It is yellow to remind people to be careful!
What vehicle did we read about and study that is yellow
to remind other drivers to slow down, and
Hint...It has its own built in STOP sign!
Hint..... Donald Crews wrote a book about it!
You can have fun looking at the picture of the firefighter.
....Can you find these words on the picture?....
Why must he wear clothing like this?
(Go to DOWNLOADS to print a picture of a firefighter to color and study!)
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Does your family have a fire safety plan?
If not, please take some time to create one!
Make sure the smoke detectors in your home are working!
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Click the links below to learn more!
(These links can also be found on the side bar. Scroll up and look to the left)
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The next link will take you on a tour of a real fire house!
It has many interesting 'rooms' for you to visit!
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Or, read an old fashioned fire fighter's story!
Once you have found the site,
you will have to scroll down to read the story.