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Local Heroes

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will design a new uniform for a local service hero of choice and create a paper figure wearing the new uniform to incorporate in a skit. Through discussion, students will explore how context influences the creation of art.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will discuss and compare artwork created highlighting service heroes.

Students will discuss and compare service hero uniform designs from different times and places.

Students will create an original uniform design for a local hero.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce students to different artwork through time, highlighting a variety of local service heroes.
  • Discuss and compare service hero uniform designs from different times and places.
  • Guide students on how to use the template to create an original uniform design.
  • Facilitate the opportunity for students to explore and imagine with their paper dolls collaboratively.

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National Standards


Create

Engage collaboratively in exploration and imaginative play with materials.

VA:Cr1.1.1a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour

Supplies and Materials

  • Pencil
  • Coloring supplies (colored pencils, crayons, markers)
  • Scissors
  • Images of artwork featuring service heroes
  • Optional: Device for recording
  • Optional: Photographs of students or local service members

National Standards


Create

Engage collaboratively in exploration and imaginative play with materials.

VA:Cr1.1.1a

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Steps

Discussion

Discuss several works of art depicting heroes in uniform from different times and places. Compare various uniform designs in the artwork to those in the local community. Consider what the images suggest about the time, place, and meaning of work.

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Instructional Materials

Student

Uniforms in Art

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Doll and Uniform Template

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Lists

30 Art Museums to Explore Online

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Worksheet

Dialogue Planning Sheet

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Summative

Artist Statement Template

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