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Class members take on the role of graphic designer and craft a cover for a book they are reading. Individuals formulate a proposal outlining the images they will use to not only grab the interest of readers, but hint at the mood and content of the story also. Once the proposal has been shared and approved, class members capture images, or create their own artwork, and produce their cover. Consider extending the activity and having pupils write a brief summary of the book to include on the jacket flaps.
Students develop a business card to market them. In this developing a business card to market them instructional activity, students design a business card to represent them. Students create a logo or graphic design that is professional and catchy. Students discuss how technology influences business cards and promoting oneself.
Incorporate 21st century graphic design skills into an advanced line and design activity activity. 4-H'ers will have a blast using a computer graphics program to re-create an image, unscrambling design terms and matching them with definitions, and making over a bedroom by rearranging furniture and choosing color/fabric samples. This extensive set of design activities also includes service ideas, online resources, and leadership ideas for passing along acquired skills.
Students identify the art and culture of China while increasing their dexterity in art and their skills of papermaking. Students identify and analyze the application of the elements and principles of design to the cute of paper-making and apply those skills in the form of graphic design.
Seventh graders complete a challenge to create a catapult that projects a marble or other projectile at least one meter. While experimenting they apply the Four Question Strategy to answer the question, " How can I make one modification or change to the structure of the given catapult design to improve the launch distance?" They complete the associate lab paperwork and supporting materials.
In groups of six, middle school space scientists create an imaginative travel brochure for attracting visitors to the planet Mars. Information must include surface features and atmospheric conditions. Although time-consuming, this is a stimulating and effective lesson plan dealing with physical characteristics of our neighboring planet.
Students identify the career majors and two careers in the fine arts and humanities majors. In this fine arts and humanities instructional activity, students identify and discuss the eight career majors in the fine arts/humanities cluster. Students complete a career exploration within the field and search the careers online.
Students investigate Earth and its resources. In this Earth, space, and nature lesson plan, students collaborate to design presentations on the Earth, its cycles, and how humans have impacted the planet. Images, diagrams, and background information on Earth are included.