Students will learn about the history of jewelry and adornment. They will design wearable artwork for an important, imaginative character. They will collaboratively create and present their work and character biography.
Students will identify qualities that make a person important.
Students will work in teams to create an imaginative character or creature.
Students will learn about the history of jewelry and adornment.
Examine important people in history and discuss the characteristics and qualities that make someone important.
Facilitate the team development of an imaginative character or creature.
Introduce the history of jewelry and adornment.
Guide students in planning and creating a wearable piece of jewelry for their team’s creature.
Teacher Prep Time
Student Studio Time
Supplies and Materials
Paper, pencil, eraser
Markers, crayons, colored pencils
Scissors, tape, glue
Cardboard or cardstock
Colored paper, tissue, felt, fabric
Acrylic paint, metallic acrylic paint
Paintbrush, water cup
Wire, beads, yarn, thread
Examine Historical People and Identify Jewelry Items
Research the roles and characteristics of important people in history.
Examine historical images to identify ways people were adorned with jewelry and why.
Discuss the qualities that made the jewelry valuable, like the materials, who made it, and who else wore it.
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