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Hashtag Engage

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create a work of art that highlights a social issue of choice. They will use mixed media techniques to create a three-dimensional hashtag to engage and educate viewers on the chosen issue.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will evaluate artwork created to engage and inform the public about a social, cultural, or political issue.

Students will research an issue of choice and create preliminary work to plan for their final designs.

Students will manipulate cardboard to create a three-dimensional hashtag.

Students choose from a variety of materials to transform the cardboard’s surface to further represent their hashtags.

Students will present their research and process in an artist statement.

Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce students to artwork created to engage and inform the public about a social issue.
  • Lead a discussion about engaging others to think critically about a social issue through artwork.
  • Demonstrate how to manipulate and build objects with cardboard.
  • Guide connections of social, cultural, historical, and personal life with artmaking.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the message of the artwork through a self-reflection.

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National Standards


Create

Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.

VA:Cr1.1.IIIa

Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.

Adv.VA:Cr1.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

40 minutes

Demonstration Time

45 minutes

Student Studio Time

6 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Cardboard, utility knife, & cutting mat
  • Masking tape
  • Gesso
  • Drawing paper, pencil & eraser
  • Hot glue
  • Tempera or acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes & water cup
  • Acrylic gloss medium or glossy mod podge

National Standards


Create

Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.

VA:Cr1.1.IIIa

Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.

Adv.VA:Cr1.1

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Steps

Research Hashtags

Create a concept map to brainstorm hashtags. Research how hashtags have prompted social or personal action in response to the hashtag.

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Mind Mapping

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Artist Statement Flow Chart

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A Simple Way to Transfer Your Design

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Reference

Art and Civic Engagement

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Reflection

#ArtistStatement

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