With this lesson there will be a main focus for teaching these 4th graders about their individual identity. This will be taught by the introduction of a poster by Steve Shapiro to advertise the civil rights movement. Then, students will be creating their own poster of their identity and of how the student interprets their individual identity. Students will learn vocabulary through this lesson of negative space, composition, and shape. The goals of this lesson is for students to identify their personal strengths, encourage a positive attitude towards self, celebrate the difference in each individual, as well as build a sense of belonging.
The art project is to connect passion to them individually and get them excited about what they already love to do could have a potential influence over the world. They will dive deeper into their passion to reflect on why they love it, what influenced them to love it, and how it could influence others. After they are all complete they will be put together as one large hand holding up a picture/paper collage of the world- showing how small passions, when put together and spread to others can create great change! The overall purpose will be to relate individual passions and how they can influence the world when small changes are all put together. This is important because it does not feel like our passions and our small choices can do great things but they can
In this lesson, the students will understand the meaning of unity and how it comes into reality within their own lives. The students will view an image of Fannie Lou Hamer from Freedom Summer and understand how the picture represents music bringing people together in a tough time. Students will then think about what unity means in their own lives and show it through a drawing. After the students complete this portion of the project, the teacher will bring the class together and explain how their classroom is also a form of unity. We will hang their art in the classroom as a daily reminder that they can feel united with their classmates and peers.
In this lesson we explore the theme of contributing. We will look at the image and talk about Freedom Summer and how everyday people can make a difference in their communities. Students will discuss different ways in which they can use library materials to select materials, read, empathize, reflect and share ideas to pursue personal growth and to improve society.
It\\u2019s on this dimension that I think everyone gets it wrong when giving advice on life direction. Some say, \\u201CFollow your heart. Discover your passion.\\u201D Others say, \\u201CThat\\u2019s terrible advice. You can\\u2019t create a sustainable living off of passion alone. You have to be smart and make the right choices.\\u201D I see a partial truth in both and that the appropriate approach is a blended system. The heart can answer the question \\u201CWhat do I do and in which direction do I go\\u201D and the head can answer the question \\u201CHow do I pull it off in a way that will sustain me\\u201D 59ce067264