Once a dear friend showed me how to create a small book from one sheet of paper. It was like oragami only with a letter size paper. It may be a photo copy for a small edition or several sheets could combine to make a larger book. The pages could be hand drawn, built using software or found paper content.
Today for a lark I am using this tiny book format with a group of junior high schoolers. The prompt is a packing list only with a twist, it goes as follows.
Summer Adventure, a Migratory Bird’s
Intangible Essentials Packing List.
Where are you headed, explore three at least three non tangibles, skills or knowledge that you need for your journey.
In small scale use pictographic communication or simple
images that stand in for ideas. Visual representaion of ideas is the oldest form of language, can you think of examples prehistoric pictogram iamges? Can you recall seeing useful pictographs in use today, how about driving to airports on international signs, or on a poison warning label, maybe you used one today, perhaps an emogie or an icon?
Define your adventure.
Choose a destination, and draw up your intangible packing list.
8.5 x 11 inch paper yeilds a 2.75 x 4.25 inch book with eight pages
Optional: cut a paper cover for you book of a slightly larger size, hold in place with a rubber band, staple, or sew into place.