This lesson focuses on Research and Inquiry for a Mixed Media project--designing a collage of one of the different cultural purposes of art. The students have previously learned about the different cultural purposes of art.
--Teacher Question: "What piece of art could you create that would emulate one of the cultural purposes of art ? (commemoration, decoration, documentation, narration or political)?"
***NOTE: The students can choose which one they want to focus on, but this lesson gives several examples of using propaganda since it is a more confusing cultural purpose of art. Several image examples are used of propaganda in art (some persuading and some misleading).
--Included in the lesson:
*I-chart (Inquiry chart for when they are doing the research)
*Explanation of what Inquiry is (with several photos)
*Short explanation (with videos) of how to do research--either via:
-using library databases
(with several photo examples on researching)
-example of a database research on using propaganda in art (excellent example that is a very recent topic in current world events.)
-Brief but thorough description on how to check a website for authority.
*This example focuses on using propaganda (purpose of art)
*Several examples of standards (common core, educational technology and library research)