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A Symbol of Community

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will apply the theme of community as they design and draw a symbol that encompasses their culture, experiences, and interests. Students will work through revisions and describe the influences that inspired them.

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Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will brainstorm and sketch ideas that represent community.

Students will develop a symbol based on experiences and ideas within a community.

Students will work through revisions.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate discussion on the theme of community.
  • Explain the role of symbols in art.
  • Demonstrate how to simplify objects as symbols.
  • Provide feedback and support while students explore techniques.

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National Standards


Create

Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.

VA:Cr3.1.Ia

Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.

Prof.VA:Cr3

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour

Supplies and Materials

  • Sketch paper
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Water in a cup
  • Paper towels
  • 9” x 12” tagboard/cardstock
  • Marker (optional)

National Standards


Create

Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.

VA:Cr3.1.Ia

Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.

Prof.VA:Cr3

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Steps

Generate Ideas

Brainstorm, list, and sketch ideas that represent community.

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All About Community

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Symbolism in Art

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Community Connections

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Collection of Symbols in Art

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Basic Painting Vocabulary

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