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Diptych Debate

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will choose two sides of a selected social or political issue to debate. They will create a diptych to communicate both sides of an issue after reviewing historical propaganda. Students will design a unified color scheme, layout, or theme.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will research propaganda posters from various cultures and historical periods.

Students will choose an issue to investigate and debate through visual imagery.

Students will outline main points for both sides of their chosen issue.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce a history of propaganda through art.
  • Engage students in a discussion about how art can influence perception.
  • Present students with specific examples of art during notable moments in history.
  • Ask students to investigate both sides of the issue of their choice.

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National Standards


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Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

VA:Cr1.2.Ia

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 45 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Dry media materials (charcoal, oil pastels, colored pencils)
  • Wet media materials (paints, brushes, inks)
  • Printmaking materials (inks, brayers, press)
  • Collage materials (scissors, glue, newspapers)

National Standards


Create

Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

VA:Cr1.2.Ia

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Steps

Research Propaganda Art

Research propaganda posters from various cultures and historic periods. Plan how you might incorporate some of the same elements into your own art.

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Instructional Materials

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Propaganda Analysis

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Reflection

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Creative Process Reflection

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