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Legacy Trading Card

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore sports trading cards and sports artists LeRoy Neiman and Stephen Holland. Students will consider how trading cards encapsulate a person's legacy and use media to create a card for a leader or hero they can trade with classmates.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will explore the work of sports artists, including LeRoy Neiman and Stephen Holland.

Students will analyze and compare a collection of sports trading card memorabilia.

Students will research a person or community leader to memorialize on a trading card.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Present the artwork of sports artists, including LeRoy Neiman and Stephen Holland.
  • Facilitate a comparative analysis of sport trading cards and the historical context of personalities represented.
  • Guide students in researching a person or community leader to memorialize on a trading card.
  • Demonstrate good composition, mixed media techniques, and graphic design components.

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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

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.1.IIIa

Demonstrate awareness of ethical implications of making and distributing creative work.

VA:Cr2.2.IIa

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

25 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours and 50 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Choices of media (colored pencils, markers, watercolor)
  • 9 x 12 paper
  • Pencil
  • Images of sports trading cards
  • Image of artwork by LeRoy Neiman and Stephen Holland
  • Reference materials about heroes and leaders
  • Digital device to take and store photographs
  • Color printer

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

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.1.IIIa

Demonstrate awareness of ethical implications of making and distributing creative work.

VA:Cr2.2.IIa

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Steps

Examine Sports Artwork

Consider how athletes were honored not only for their athletic ability but also for their charitable and social milestones. Analyze and compare a collection of sports trading card art. Examine sports artists including LeRoy Neiman and Stephen Holland.

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Instructional Materials

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Sports Trading Card Template 2

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Sports Trading Card Template

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Art and Major League Baseball

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Three Artists Who Feature Athletes

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Facial Proportions

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Grid Drawing Practice

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Public Domain Images

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Types of Composition

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Brainstorming Thumbnails

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10 Questions for Critiques

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