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Keystone Animal Stickers

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will research keystone animals and their impact on the environment. Students will choose one animal to support with a persuasive sticker. Students will design a sticker using digital tools to combine photos and their drawings.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will learn about different design principles through a graphic design project.

Students will learn about the importance and definition of keystone animals.

Students will analyze contemporary persuasive posters.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce design principles through a graphic design project.
  • Present information on keystone animals’ roles in the environment and facilitate student research.
  • Facilitate a discussion about contemporary examples of persuasive posters.
  • Demonstrate how to use a digital tool (such as Adobe Photoshop or Pixlr) to design a sticker.

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National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr2.3.8a

Reflect on whether personal artwork conveys the intended meaning and revise accordingly.

VA:Cr3.1.6a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

45 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 20 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Laptop or device
  • Paper
  • Markers
  • Scanner
  • Sticker paper and printer (optional)

National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr2.3.8a

Reflect on whether personal artwork conveys the intended meaning and revise accordingly.

VA:Cr3.1.6a

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Steps

Analyze & Research

Research keystone animals. Choose one. Reflect on the importance of keystone animals in their environment. Identify how humans impact keystone animal habitats. Present information to the class. Discuss persuasive poster examples. Analyze design, font, colors, and layout.

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Instructional Materials

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Tools in Photoshop and Pixlr

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Keystone Animal Research

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Reference

What is a Keystone Species?

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Talking about Art Cards

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Reflection

Creative Process Reflection

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