Lesson Plan: “What can water do?” (Elementary)

United States of America National Curriculum
Grade: 3
Time: 12 sessions

Inspired by a Keith Haring’s artwork, students from 3rd. Grade draw sea animals and create a mural using collage as a technique to interpret the importance of water in the life cycle. During this lesson, students reflect about their work as well as the artist’s statement while learning about basic design principles, drawing and how to make a collage, including new vocabulary.

Water-3rd-Grade-6,medium_large.1455598722

According to James (age 7) “water can bring life”. that is why, students have draw their favorite sea animal for a mural project.

Water-3rd-Grade-5,medium_large.1455598719

Water-3rd-Grade-2,medium_large.1455598706

Students learn basic design principles and develop drawing skills.

Water-3rd-Grade-1,medium_large.1455598703

Water-3rd-Grade-3,medium_large.1455598709

Students discuss about the importance of ¨Water¨ in the life cycle while and how does their design relate to Keith Haring’s murals in New York City.

Water-3rd-Grade-18,medium_large.1455598765

As a closure activity, students made a book with their drawings.

Water-3rd-Grade-15,medium_large.1455641676Water-3rd-Grade-9,medium_large.1455598733Water-3rd-Grade-10,medium_large.1455598736Water-3rd-Grade-13,medium_large.1455598746

Water-3rd-Grade-11,medium_large.1455598739

 

Water-3rd-Grade-12,medium_large.1455598743

Students share their drawings by presenting a short statement about their chosen sea animal.

Water-3rd-Grade-4,medium_large.1455598714

Students trace their sea animal to make a collage. they work collaboratively to make a design for the mural about water as a theme.

Water-3rd-Grade-7,medium_large.1455598726

Students working on the water mural.

Water-3rd-Grade-8,medium_large.1455598730Water-3rd-Grade-17,medium_large.1455598762

ARTED_water_0005_Screen Shot 2016-04-24 at 8.17.50 PM copy

Applying Vivian Paley’s democratic rules ideas for discussions in the classroom.

ARTED_water_0000_Screen Shot 2016-04-24 at 8.28.39 PM

Advertisements

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: