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Expeditionary Learning Project Template modified by Anne Thulson, 2011, for Art and Music for the Elementary

Teacher ARTH 3060 at Metro State College of Denver

Kari Sparks ARTH 3060 Thu 5pm Project Title Grade level Format Disciplines (s) Duration Author Project Summary What will students do? Culminating product Making Catchers of Dreams, learning culture through reformatting 4th Colored Paper, markers, paint, crayons, pastel Social Studies 4 sessions

Students will learn of the Lakota legend of the Dream Catcher. They will create variations of that symbolism by reformatting the concept of the Dream Catcher into their own personal interpretation using their own priorities and values. Students will plan and create a catcher of their own and present a detailed explanation of their symbolism.

Math, Science, or Social Studies Standards Use one (or more if you need to) standard that is about ideas and inquiry. (CDE Standards Hand-Out) Social Studies, Grade 4: History: 2. The historical eras, individuals, groups, ideas and themes in Colorado and Western/Southwestern History and their relationships to key events in the United States. Denver Public Schools, 4th Grade, Unit 3- Social Studies, Standards: How have geography and history shaped life in the southwest/west regions? How have the people, plants and animals adapted to live in the southwest/west?

Standards and Habits Social Studies 4th grade 3. How have geography and history shaped life in the southwest/west regions? How have the people, plants and animals adapted to live in the southwest/west?

Assessment What evidence will you gather to show they are meeting the learning goals? Final Product will express an understanding of the importance and prevalence of the Dream Catcher symbolism. What cultures utilized it, what materials were used and what the meaning of the Dream Catcher had for that culture. Finally, the student will express full comprehension by creating their own reformation of the Dream Catcher as an art piece. Students will utilize concepts learned from Art Specialist and utilize familiar art supplies for project. Observation

Develop Craft Learning to use and care for tools materials (e.g., charcoal, paint). Learning artistic conventions (e.g., perspective, color mixing). Engage and Persist Learning to embrace problems of relevance within the art world and/or of personal importance, to develop focus and other mental states conducive to working and persevering at art tasks. Envision Learning to picture mentally what cannot be directly observed and imagine possible next steps in making a piece. Express Learning to create works that convey an idea, a feeling, or a personal meaning Observe Learning to attend to visual contexts more closely than ordinary "looking" requires, and thereby to see things that otherwise might not be seen.

Planning their art pieces and explanations of symbolism.

Final Product Responses to modern Dream Catcher Symbolism & short video clip with legend explanation KWL of guided reading Grandmothers Dream Catcher

Expeditionary Learning Project Template modified by Anne Thulson, 2011, for Art and Music for the Elementary Teacher ARTH 3060 at Metro State College of Denver

Kari Sparks ARTH 3060 Thu 5pm Reflect Question & Explain: Learning to think and talk with others about an aspect of ones work or working process. Evaluate: Learning to judge ones own work and working process and the work of others in relation to standards of the: field. Stretch and Explore Learning to reach beyond one's capacities, to explore playfully without a preconceived plan, and to embrace the opportunity to learn from mistakes and accidents. Partner critique before final presentation

Supported Brainstorming class wide/ group wide

Lessons: Instructional Plans (each session should address one or more of these areas) 1. Building Art Making Skills & Critique 2. Building Background Knowledge 3. Envisioning & Critique 4. Informed Making & Critique 5. Reflect Lesson 1: Discuss Dream Catchers with Visuals and Explain Purpose, 10 minutes Video Clip/ Brief Legend Hand-Out/Note-Catcher, 10 Minutes KWL Chart and Guided Reading of Grandmothers Dreamcatcher excerpt , 20 minutes

Duration

40

40 Lesson 2: Review of previous lesson, 5 minutes Brainstorming activity, 15 minutes Teacher Modeling, 10 minutes Table Group Brainstorming/Self- Planning, 10 minutes

Lesson 3: Finish Catcher plans and symbolism explanation, 15 minutes Teacher Observation/Approve, 5 minutes Begin Final Product, 20 minutes

40

Lesson 4: Finish Catcher Final Products, 30 minutes Partner Critique, 10 minutes

40

Lesson 5: Presentations to class/Teacher, 40 minutes

40

Expeditionary Learning Project Template modified by Anne Thulson, 2011, for Art and Music for the Elementary Teacher ARTH 3060 at Metro State College of Denver

Kari Sparks ARTH 3060 Thu 5pm