Countries and their very diverse Skyline
Skylines from around the world are very diverse. The buildings that make up these skylines for each country are points of pride, they are sometimes unique in shape, hisotric, or memorialize great people from history. Consider the Effel Tower.. without a doubt the struction is a undiniable icon of "France" . When one thinks about france the Effile tower comes to mind or visa versa.
About the Effel Tower
When Gustave Eiffel’s company built Paris’ most recognizable monument for the 1889 World’s Fair, many regarded the massive iron structure with skepticism. Today, the Eiffel Tower, which continues to serve an important role in television and radio broadcasts, is considered an architectural wonder and attracts more visitors than any other paid tourist attraction in the world.
Originally intended as a temporary exhibit, the Eiffel Tower was almost torn down and scrapped in 1909. City officials opted to save it after recognizing its value as a radiotelegraph station. Several years later, during World War I, the Eiffel Tower intercepted enemy radio communications, relayed zeppelin alerts and was used to dispatch emergency troop reinforcements. It escaped destruction a second time during World War II: Hitler initially ordered the demolition of the city’s most cherished symbol, but the command was never carried out. Also during the German occupation of Paris, French resistance fighters famously cut the Eiffel Tower’s elevator cables so that the Nazis had to climb the stairs.
Test your geogroahy
Pen Tool Skylines
In this lesson students will use illustrator's pen tool to create countries and their skyline silhouettes. using the pen tool students should trace their favorite monuments and buildings to recreate a specific counties skyline. Students should take care to focus on the curves and lines of each building and country outline. This lesson will build the students skill with the pen tool. Below are some buildings that students can save and place into their illustrator document so that they may trace them.
- Create 7 or more famous buildings or monuments
- Create a countries outline which the building will be arranged into
- the skylines should loosely represent a place therefore following a theme such as, New York City, Washington DC, Italy, London, or Europe
- Students will use the pen tool to create building shapes
- There should be a background that relates to the theme
Building and landmark Templates
Step By Step Instructions