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Bill of Rights Artist Cards

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create an edition of relief prints illustrating one of the ten Bill of Rights from the United States Constitution. Students will create printed artist trading cards of amendments to trade resulting in the collection of all ten amendments.

Level

Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will select one of the ten Bill of Rights to illustrate.

Students will sketch a series of ideas to visually represent their selected amendment.

Students will draw a complete composition that best illustrates their subject.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Explain the concept of artist trading cards.
  • Discuss symbolism and illustration.
  • Demonstrate how to create a relief print.
  • Explain what an edition is.

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National Standards


Create

Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.

VA:Cr1.1.8a

Select, organize, and design images and words to make visually clear and compelling presentations.

VA:Cr2.3.8a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Paint or ink
  • Brayers
  • A piece of plexiglass to roll the paint or ink out on
  • Linoleum cutters
  • Pieces of linoleum or E-Z-Cut Printing Blocks
  • Paper
  • Digital or paper copy of the Bill of Rights

National Standards


Create

Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.

VA:Cr1.1.8a

Select, organize, and design images and words to make visually clear and compelling presentations.

VA:Cr2.3.8a

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Steps

Sketch

Sketch a series of ideas. Consider how to visually represent the selected amendment

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Instructional Materials

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How To Create a Relief Print

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Reflection

Creative Process Reflection

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Critique

Tell, Explain, Describe, Critique Guide

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