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Hometown Hero

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will analyze and discuss a biography book cover design. Students will research local history and design a book cover for a hometown hero. Using SketchBook Autodesk, students will create a design reflective of their personal human experience of their hero.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will analyze and discuss biography book covers.

Students will review the parts of a book cover.

Students will research their hometown history and select a person they consider to be a hometown hero.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce and discuss biography book covers.
  • Explain the parts of a book cover.
  • Discuss the importance of local history and examples of people some consider heroes.
  • Explain how different colors, fonts, and images can be used in the design of a book cover.

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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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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

5 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Digital device (computer, tablet)
  • Web browser
  • Digital design application (SketchBook Autodesk App)
  • Local history resources (optional)

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

Analyze and Discuss

Analyze biography book covers and discuss the elements of a book cover. Discuss successful digital design and what design mistakes to avoid.

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Instructional Materials

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Hero Research

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Research Your Hero

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Reference

Parts of a Book Cover

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Book Cover Template

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Reflection

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