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Spanish Artistic Baccalaureate
Grade: 11
Time: 12 sessions

The central focus of this lesson is to inspire critical thinking about the students’ role as consumers while addressing the question of: Where does water in Valencia comes from/goes? Students analyzed the natural water cycle with and the water consumption and commercialization. As a visual response, students created a serie of photographies inspired by the work of the photographer Sebastiao Salgado shown in “The Salt of Earth” (2015), a documentary by Wim Wenders. During this lesson, students also created an Instagram account, a newsletter and an exhibition title and individual statements.

Creative process and democratic rules to find a common theme for the research and exhibition

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Students’ Works (selection)

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Exhibition

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Students curating the exhibition.

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MYP IB Baccalaureate
Theme: Art as Message
Grade: 7
Time: 12 sessions

During this unit, students addressed one of the most important United Nations sustainable development goals: Climate Change. They analyzed the impact of climate change in their homeland, their role as consumers and used art in order to develop a visual response answering the questions of “How are you connected to Nature?” as well as “How does Climate Change affect you?”. They learned how to use Photoshop and created digital collage and double exposure compositions. Other students decided to work with illustration and paper collage. Students also sent a postcard to the United Nations using their statements to reach a wider audience.

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Students analyze and compare how artists used and were inspired by nature to create their artworks.

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Brainstorming technique used to connect the theme with their cultural backgrounds.

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Students watched and discussed Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song” music video to get some visual inspiration.

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Students chose the technique they wanted to used in their artworks.

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“To protect ourselves we must protect nature” Student Artwork

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“Don’t forget to protect the animals, they also suffer” Student Artwork

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“We move as part of the universe” Student Artwork

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“Nature sees us” Student Artwork

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“We are part of Nature” Student Artwork

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As part of the closure activity, students sent postcards with individual messages to the United Nations.

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