Brewer Elementary Year One
Straughter/ Thomas- Beth Reeves
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will be able to accurately explain the different conflicts and cooperation between Native Americans and English Explorers.
- Students will collaborate in groups in order to express ideas and promote peer learning.
- Students will use visual art to represent their learning.
- Students will use visual art vocabulary (shape, line, texture) to enhance their learning of Native Americans.
SS3H2 Describe European exploration in North America.
- Describe examples of cooperation and conflict between European explorers and American Indians
VA3.CR.2 Create works of art based on selected themes.
- Create works of art to express individual ideas, thoughts, and feelings from memory, imagination, and observation.
Social Studies/ Art
Description: Poster Dialogue
Posters should be placed throughout the room. Various questions pertaining to what were actual disagreements, cooperations, between Native Americans and English Explorers, etc. should be the focus/topic of each poster. (Factual evidence or objective).
Some posters should ask personal questions like: How would you feel if you were a Native American during this time period
Lastly, “Who do you agree with or side more with? Why?” is highly encouraged to be placed in the room.
For this to be considered arts integration, there must be some connection to how the information is represented on the paper:
Is all the writing on the “Conflict” poster written in red/aggressive writing?
Is the “What I know about the English” poster written in swirly, cursive writing?
Is the “Personal Opinion” poster written in different colors to represent different opinions?
This is a great opportunity for students to form an opinion, to agree or disagree, or to even see a totally different perspective.
In order to integrate a deeper perspective through art, it is recommended that actual pictures of English Explorers and Native American Indians be placed around the room. As students study the actual art, they are able to interpret the evidence in order to support their argument.