Brewer, Year One
Whatley – Beth Reeves
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- The student will to express Hernando de Soto’s expedition and journey through art.
- Students will be able to interpret artwork created by peers.
- Students will collaborate to create original, abstract artwork.
SS3H2 Describe European exploration in North America.
- Describe the accomplishments of: John Cabot (England), Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Spain), Hernando de Soto (Spain), Christopher Columbus (Spain), Henry Hudson (The Netherlands), and Jacques Cartier (France).
VA3.CR.1 Engage in the creative process to generate and visualize ideas by using subject matter and symbols to communicate meaning.
- Utilize multiple approaches to plan works of art incorporating imaginative ideas, universal themes, and symbolic images.
- The facilitator will introduce the strategy of Kinetic Drawing strategy.
- Students should be partnered together.
- At any given time, the facilitator will call out a particular journey or specific time in Hernando de Soto’s journey.
- Students should be coached to draw a physical representation of the success or failure. Moreover, students should also be guided to create an image that reflects any emotion that he could have been feeling at any particular time.
Important questions to ask: What did you see us doing, individually and also as a group? What do you wonder we can do differently next time? Why? How might this strategy help us review for a test? Incorporate VTS (Visual Thinking Strategies). This activity should be introduced as the activity Mirror. It will help the students grasp the concepts that they need to pay attention to details and each other. As the lesson is wrapping up, really encourage students to interpret what they or their partners have drawn, while incorporating Visual Thinking Strategies.