Knott in Color
The implementation of “Knott in Color” would initially begin with students sharing names/nominations of individuals within Knott County to feature in the final publication of the coloring book. My goal is to feature 25 living individuals, who would be able to participate in an interview and provide a picture. The students would then begin researching their person of choice and conducting interviews (with guiding questions) either in-person, digitally, on the phone, etc. On or before the deadline, students will complete a one-page feature article about their individual. Once the article is edited and approved, students will seek out people in the school and community to design a coloring page for their individual. These can be in any style, as long as it highlights and identifies the person. All final copies will be in black and white, furthering the idea of “KNOTT in COLOR”. By a set deadline, these will be submitted and signed by the artist(s). At this point, the final edition will be sent to a local printing company for publication. My goal is to have at least SO copies made so that they can be distributed to the 25 featured individuals and the 25 student authors/artists. If more can be processed, that would be an extra enhancement for our school and community.
So, now arises the dilemma of how to transform “KNOTT IN COLOR” into a masterpiece. I have been researching the best materials for this, and I found the following information: According to ColoringBooks.net, adults should skip the crayons and go straight for the colored pencils-precision is everything when it comes to tuning in (2020). We will certainly want people to tune into what they are coloring and reading about some great people of Knott County, Kentucky. The resources and personnel that will be needed are willing students, participating artists ( do not have to be professional), materials for printing, access to local printing station(s), and colored pencils.
The research question that will guide my study is “How can the creation of a coloring book positively affect the social, emotional, and academic learning within our school and community?”