Middle School Art Project: "About Me Bucks" A Currency Design Project.
This lesson is a great way to get to know your students while they engage in a creative lesson and still learn important art and design skills. Students design and create a thematic work in the form of their own currency a.k.a. “About Me Bucks”. You may also wish to allow students to choose the theme of their dollar design or assign them a theme, whatever fits your teaching needs best. In this lesson students examine the imagery and symbols incorporated into the U.S. dollar and their significance prior to choosing symbols and imagery to utilize when creating their own thematic design.
This lesson includes:
Introductory slide show presentation
Brief lesson plan
Printable rough draft design template
Explaining the significance of symbols worksheet
And student product examples