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Appropriated Protest Posters

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will study historical protest posters and consider how context informs their interpretation. They will select and redesign a poster to respond to a current issue of their choice and analyze their appropriation as an act of social change, connecting to history.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will view past protest posters and consider how they are used as communication tools for social concerns.

Students will discuss historical protest posters as they consider what impacts personal responses to art.

Students will select a protest poster to research and analyze the history, context, and visuals.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Share examples of past protest posters to guide discussion about social issues and effective design.
  • Organize group activities to show how different personal responses to art are developed based on experience.
  • Guide protest poster research and analysis as students consider the history, context, and visuals of an artwork.
  • Show and explain examples of appropriation in art to enhance student understanding.

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National Standards


Create

Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues.

VA:Cr2.3.IIa

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

1 hour and 30 minutes

Demonstration Time

1 hour

Student Studio Time

6 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • 11" x 17"–18" x 24" white cardstock or heavyweight paper
  • 11" x 17"–18" x 24" newsprint
  • HB pencils, eraser, ruler
  • Assorted acrylic paint brushes, acrylic paint
  • Water cup
  • Sketchbook, pencil, eraser, ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Permanent marker

National Standards


Create

Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues.

VA:Cr2.3.IIa

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Steps

View and Discuss Protest Posters

View a selection of protest posters from history. Discuss the ways protest posters serve as communication tools for social concerns. Divide into groups to compare and contrast individual interpretations. Consider how personal experiences inform individual understandings of art.

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Comparing Interpretations

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A Guide to Creating Art with Image Appropriation

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Single-Point Rubric Self-Assessment

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