In 1943, Norman Rockwell painted each of the four freedoms that Franklin Delano Roosevelt named in his famous speech. Rockwell’s goal was to make the four freedoms meaningful and understandable for all Americans.
In this motivational activity, students are inspired like Rockwell to creatively express their understanding of one of the four freedoms. They will analyze Rockwell’s posters then create a modern visual representation of one of Roosevelt’s freedoms.
The lesson includes the activity handout with questions to help students analyze a work of art, a student sample, and a lesson plan and grading rubric for the teacher.
In this lesson students will cover the following Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards:
For Reading: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
For Writing: Range of Writing
10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
For Speaking and Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
4. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
This activity is a component of our 79-page Four Freedoms Unit Plan
designed to address ELA Common Core Standards.
by Janet Mason
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
Based on a work at www.uncommoned.com