Goal: To develop an awareness of the work of Anusuyya Sarabhai and Mahatma Gandhi in the development of the Indian Textile Labor Movement, view examples of textile printing, and create a block print based on the big idea of “Community.”
—An examination of Anusuyya Sarabhai and Mahatma Gandhi’s work in developing the Textile Labor Association.
—A description of the work of Dr. Elea Bhatt and her establishment of the Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA).
—Images and background information on Indian textiles.
—A lesson on creating a block print based on the big idea of “Community.”
NATIONAL CORE ARTS STANDARDS: Visual Arts
1.2--Anchor Standard: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
10.1--Anchor Standard: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
11.1--Anchor Standard: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
6.1--Anchor Standard: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1: Make logical inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7: Integrate content presented in diverse media and formats.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.5: Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Text is written at a high school 9th grade proficient level but could be differentiated to fit other levels.