Slavery - Am I Not a Man and a Brother? One of the most recognized images in regard to slavery in American history. This image appeared on an 1837 broadside publication of John Greenleaf Whittier's antislavery poem, "Our Countrymen in Chains." This iconic image was originally adopted by the Society for the Abolition of Slavery in England in the 1780s, and also appeared on medallions for the society made by Josiah Wedgwood as early as 1787. This recreation would be a great addition to your lessons on slavery, the the Slave Trade, and/or early American history. This iconic image will be recreated by your students square by square from the grid that has been laid out over the painting and then turned into a huge mosaic on the wall.
I have many students who enjoy drawing and art-related challenges and I'm sure you do too. This image gets printed out square by square, cut, and taped to the wall. Students then voluntarily choose which section from the 30 squares of the image they'd like to recreate (it is fun to have teachers participate too!). Even students who don't feel they are great at drawing want to participate by choosing a square that doesn't have a lot of detail. When they show me their completed image I have them cut it out and tape it to the wall in a grid I made of tape.
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I have been amazed at how many students volunteered that I've decided to create a whole series of historic images for students to try and recreate so stay tuned for more!
Included in this product:
Everything gets printed on standard 8.5" x 11" paper
1 - Full image in grid
1 - 30 numbered squares on image to choose from
1 - Grid
1 - Set of printing instructions
30 - Sections for students to draw (with corresponding number on the back - so 60 total pages, but 30 back-to-back)
I think what I'll do is print out each number, the corresponding section, and a photo of each young artist to tape to the wall next to the finished recreation so others can see who took part in the recreation.
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