Best practices in 21st Century Learning Communication and Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and National Core Standards in one place! This lesson is appropriate for 4th through 8th grade and beyond.
Use this lesson as a start-of-school activity, a public speaking activity to meet National Core Standards, or a study in metaphors and color.
This lesson is also part of a social-emotional series for gifted and talented—designed to help students understand their unique individuality and perspective.
Students explore the metaphorical associations we make with colors as they choose colors which represent their unique qualities. They transform these colors into a personal flag, cutting and designing an attractive piece of graphic art in the process.
Next, students use a template to ease into public speaking success as they present their flags to the class.
In this lesson, you get a printable analysis of colors, a graphic organizer/ metaphorical planner, a public speaking template, tips and tricks for public speaking, full explanations, teacher instructions, and sample student work.