Looking for an exciting way to incorporate creative conceptualizing, contemporary art, and language arts into your middle/high school art lesson? Here it is...
This ZIP file includes a lesson plan using National Art Education Association standards (NEW ones, June 2014), as well as CCSS (Common Core) ELA standards for grades 6 through 8. Within it, students are introduced to contemporary artist Farhad Moshiri, who uses idioms within his work. Whole class and small groups are asked to discuss key questions. Eighth grade standards are used, but this lesson applies to upper middle to high school grade levels.
Students are asked to find an idiom and conceptualize a work of art around it, focusing on composition and/or juxtaposition.
Objectives, standards, materials, vocab, lesson sequence, and rubric are all included (Word doc). Reference images of Moshiri's work are also included (JPEG files).
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE LEARNER PROFILE TRAITS addressed in this lesson/project:
INQUIRERS: We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
THINKERS: We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
COMMUNICATORS: We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
RISK-TAKERS: We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
Now including IB learner profile traits in the lesson plan as well as an artist response page with six questions that require written responses. These questions check for understanding and allow students to explain their conceptual thinking.
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