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Original Magazine

Part of the Projects at Home Collection

Create an original magazine for kids on a topic of your choice, either drawn by hand or using a computer program.

To get started with this project, check out these models:


  1. You can create a magazine of your own on any topic you like. It is helpful to look at existing magazines to see what features they have that you may wish to copy. For example, most magazines feature a cover, a table of contents, articles (often with illustrations), and regular features such as reviews, advice columns, product recommendations, games, comics, and upcoming events. Pages are formatted in different ways to grab your interest. Magazines also have advertisements; you can create fake advertisements for your magazine if you wish.
  2. You can create your magazine entirely by hand—drawing and writing the content on paper. You can create it entirely on the computer and print it, doing all of your writing, drawing, and pasting of photographs in a program. Or you can blend these two formats, but doing some drawing by hand and scanning or photographing it so that you can import it into a computer program.
  3. Many magazines have columns written by the editors giving their opinions on topics. In addition to informational articles and other features, you can include a column by you as Editor-in-Chief, giving your thoughts on a topic you care about.

Working on Projects at Home is different than working in school.
We do not give you lessons or directions.
We give you models of each project to look at carefully, and then you decide how to adopt the project for your interests, skills, materials, time, and any new ideas you have.
Your project does not have to look like the models—it can be inspired by the models.
If you are proud of what you created, we encourage you to share it online with the hashtag: #ProjectsAtHome.

From Food For Thought: A Magazine

From Bacterium Weekly


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EL Education

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