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Looking Out At Your Community

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore the theme of community as they reflect on the spaces and places that create their own communities. Students will convey the idea of community by creating architectural drawings of their neighborhoods that will be curated into a collaborative window mural.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will reflect on the spaces and places that create their own communities.

Students will create architectural drawings based on their observations of their communities.

Students will collaboratively develop a visual map of the important areas within their communities.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a discussion about the physical spaces that comprise a community.
  • Lead a brainstorming session, identifying important places within the students’ communities.
  • Demonstrate how to transfer an architectural sketch to a clear transparency film.
  • Provide strategies for applying color with markers without smearing.

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National Standards


Create

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

VA:Cr2.1.3a

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

3.VA:Cr2.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Sketchbooks or paper
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Clear transparency film
  • Tape & scissors
  • Black permanent markers
  • A variety of highlighters
  • Colored permanent markers
  • Construction paper
  • Double-sided tape

National Standards


Create

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

VA:Cr2.1.3a

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

3.VA:Cr2.1

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Steps

Brainstorm & Draw

Brainstorm the important and meaningful places and spaces within communities. Draw one or two places.

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Instructional Materials

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All About Community

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Community Connections

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Art Show Preparation Checklist

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Critique

Gallery Walk Guide

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