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PYP IB Curriculum
Interdisciplinary theme: “Sharing the Planet”
Grade: 2-3
Time: 8 sessions

How can we re-use materials for different purposes? During this lesson, students from second and third grade used recycled materials to make a sculpture that represents an animal, environment threatened by human-made pollution. The goal was to develop an understanding that the choice of different tools and materials results in different outcomes. The United Nations Sustainable Goals discussed during the lesson were: “Responsible Consumption and Production”, “Life on Land” and “Life Below Water”. Artists references included: Natsumi Tomita, Haiti Sculptures, Torres Garcia, Karel Appel. The lines of Inquiry incorporated into this lesson plan were:

  • Function: How can we use recycled materials to make art?
  • Causation: Why are the oceans being polluted? 
  • Responsibility: What choices artists make to encourage responsible consumption and preserve life on land and below water? The summative assessment consisted of a sketch from an endangered animal and a sculpture.

 

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Students collecting trash from trash containers they made after the art theory lesson and placed in different places around the school.

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Student sketch illustrating how animals in the ocean are affected by plastic waste

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“Blue Whale” Sculpture from student

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“Dolphin” Sculpture from student

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“Baby Ray Manta” Sculpture from student

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Student sketch

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“Baby bird” Sculpture from student

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“Dolphin” Sculpture from student

 

 

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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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