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World Flag Mosaics

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create a paper mosaic of a country’s flag with attention to color, pattern, and symbols. They will choose a flag and research facts about their chosen country. Students may present their artwork and facts to the class.

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Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will select a country’s flag based on interest, nationality, or heritage.

Students will research at least three facts about their chosen country.

Students will identify the chosen flag’s use of color, pattern, and symbols.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Discuss how a flag represents its country; how the image communicates a message.
  • Explain how to begin research about a country using library and computer resources.
  • Demonstrate how to create a paper mosaic by cutting and gluing a collage of construction paper pieces.
  • Guide students in presenting their artwork.

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National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr2.1.3a

Apply knowledge of available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.

VA:Cr1.2.3a

Individually or collaboratively construct representations, diagrams, or maps of places that are part of everyday life.

VA:Cr2.3.3a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • 9” x12” black construction paper
  • Construction paper scraps - variety
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Pencils
  • Rulers

National Standards


Create

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

VA:Cr2.1.3a

Apply knowledge of available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.

VA:Cr1.2.3a

Individually or collaboratively construct representations, diagrams, or maps of places that are part of everyday life.

VA:Cr2.3.3a

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Steps

Research

Begin research on chosen country.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Country Flag Examples

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Country Research

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Reflection

Artist Statement Checklist

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Summative

Artist Statement Template

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