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Sculpting a Community

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore the theme of community as they create their own representation of a neighborhood/community and the necessary components that make a community work. Students will make paper sculptures while demonstrating material safety

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will reflect on the structures and roles in a community.

Students will abstractly represent a community by creating imaginative paper sculptures.

Students will purposefully cut, fold, and adhere pieces in thoughtful arrangement

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a discussion on the concept of community.
  • Demonstrate paper manipulation techniques.
  • Review expectations for material usage and clean-up.
  • Provide feedback and support while students explore technique

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National Standards


Create

Create art that represents natural and constructed environments.

VA:Cr2.3.Ka

Demonstrate safe and proper procedures for using materials, tools, and equipment while making art.

VA:Cr2.2.1a

Create art that represents natural and constructed environments.

K.VA:Cr2.3

Demonstrate safe and proper procedures for using materials, tools, and equipment while making art.

1.VA:Cr2.2

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

50 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Visuals of structures in the community
  • Variety of construction paper and scraps

National Standards


Create

Create art that represents natural and constructed environments.

VA:Cr2.3.Ka

Demonstrate safe and proper procedures for using materials, tools, and equipment while making art.

VA:Cr2.2.1a

Create art that represents natural and constructed environments.

K.VA:Cr2.3

Demonstrate safe and proper procedures for using materials, tools, and equipment while making art.

1.VA:Cr2.2

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Steps

Collect Materials

Gather a variety of paper and one paper plate.

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Instructional Materials

Worksheet

All About Community

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Community Connections

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Summative

Two Stars and a Wish

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