This unit asks students to make an homage to someone or something important in their life. Students use shoe boxes (or any other container) and fill it with found objects that act as metaphors for the person or thing. Joseph Cornell is a perfect art history connection but I like to show the students many homages or assemblages that follow a similar idea. There are easy connections to literature with this project as well. The unit here includes a rationale, intro activities and handouts, artist statement outline, critique sentence starters, a warm up, an exit ticket sample and a rubric.