This lesson utilizes Photoshop with student's own photography. The images created contain a layering of photos blended with scanned handwriting that connects to a meaningful theme as laid out in the lesson plan. The images are then constructed into a functional box that opens up and latches closed.
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THIS LESSON:
-Scanner (can also use a camera to take picture of handwriting instead of scanning)
-Flashdrive (if scanner is not networked to all computers)
-Handwriting that can be divided into 6 pieces
-Several 5” x 5” square templates for student’s to use a pattern for their box sides
-Multi-color construction paper
-Rubber Cement (for images)
-Tacky or Elmer’s glue (for lid latch)
ALL DOCUMENTS INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:
*Message in a Box Reflection Worksheet (to help student's brainstorm ideas for their box images and handwriting).
*Message in a Box Description and Instruction Sheet (screenshot images for each step of the project in Photoshop and pictures for steps in box construction--for student or teacher use).
*Message in a Box Lesson Plan (includes Key Learnings, Main Activity, Materials Needed, Objectives/National Visual Arts Standards, Resources, Cross Curricular Connections, and Assessments utilized).
*Message in a Box Rubric (includes 5 criteria- each worth 20 points and includes a section for the student to rate themselves as well as a section for the teacher to rate the student. On a scale from Excellent-20, Good-19-18, Average-17, and Needs Improvement-16 or below).
*Message in a Box Sample Images to printout and display or use digitally during Photoshop demonstrations.
(Each document includes an editable Microsoft Word document as well as a PDF version).
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