This unit teaches students about how to read (or look at) art through the guise of the Dada art movement. It is a five lesson unit that teaches students about the art history of the movement. Students not only learn how to interpret the art works, but they create their own collaged together tracings. This is a good unit at the beginning of the year. It takes the emphasis off of drawing. Students use tracing paper and the books in your classroom library to create their own Dada-inspired artwork that has a "hidden message." Students wrap up this lesson by filling out a self-assessment and by contributing to a classroom critique. The handout booklet should be double-side printed on legal size paper and stapled in the middle. Student examples are also included in the unit.