Objects as Self
Young scholars examine how objects and setting help complete a self-portrait. They analyze Franklin's self-portraits before creating their own. They try to create the self-portrait as if they were in Franklin's time.
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Lesson: Sensing a Different Way
Problem solving and creative thinking are top priority in an interesting lesson. Learners explore how they can think creatively to use four common objects in three different ways, they discuss senses and using senses differently to...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
What Is Me? Explore the Self through Names, Art and Symbols
Four lessons make up this unit on self. Learners research and discuss the significance of their given names and examine their perceptions of astrological signs and horoscopes. They explore objects in the paintings of Canadian artist...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Communication, What's Valued, and the Written Word
Upper graders compare their cell phones to a lacquer box from the Japanese Edo Period. They consider how each is a form of communication and how the very nature of each object communicates social norms, ideology, and beliefs. A really...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts