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Third-graders Design World War I Dazzle Ships

When thinking of a Navy ship, it’s not hard to conjure images of a hulking gray vessel skulking around the ocean. However, this wasn’t always the case. In World War I and World War II, the British invented dazzle camouflage, which covered ships in black and white geometric patterns that resembled cubist art. Third-graders in Jody Knoop’s art class created their own dazzle camouflage, decorating mini ships in crazy black and white patterns. The lesson also incorporated papier-mâché, as students created a giant wave for their ships to balance on.