Lesson Plan: “What can water do?” (Elementary)
United States of America National Curriculum
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.
According to James (age 7) “water can bring life”. that is why, students have draw their favorite sea animal for a mural project.
Students learn basic design principles and develop drawing skills.
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.
As a closure activity, students made a book with their drawings.
Students share their drawings by presenting a short statement about their chosen sea animal.
Students trace their sea animal to make a collage. they work collaboratively to make a design for the mural about water as a theme.
Students working on the water mural.
Applying Vivian Paley’s democratic rules ideas for discussions in the classroom.