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Lesson Plan Overview

Title of Lesson Grade Level Essential Questions
Asian Paper Lanterns

Grades 10-12 1.Match your birth year with the Chinese calendar. Do you feel this animal symbol represents you? If so? How, If not? What animal(s) do you feel would better represent you? Why? 2. How can you design your lantern using this animal and/or images? 3. What will the animal’s stance be like, its expression? 4. How will you place it on you lantern? 5. What colors will you use? Color: What color do you think is associated with Rat?, Dragon? Dog?

6. Will there be anything around your animal, such as branches, bamboo, grass, flowers, rocks, water?

Big Idea Objectives(*)

Art is about finding out about others- multicultural connections Objective 1: Understand the Chinese tradition of paper lanterns and Chinese animal symbols Objective 2: Create a personally meaningful paper lantern inspired by an understanding of Chinese animal symbols Objective 3: Will write a reflection upon how successfully the history and culture of the project is depicted in the creation of their personal paper lanterns

Technology tool Narrative overview

EdCanvas for Exit Slip

Google Form Formative Assessment

This lesson plan focuses on the theme of “Art is about finding out about others”. They will study about Asian Art forms, aesthetics and traditions. In this first lesson students learn about the Asian paper lantern, and the traditional Chinese calendar with animal symbols. They will make a personally meaningful paper lantern using animal symbols. Students will explore rice paper, watercolor techniques, and materials.

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Evaluation: 1. The student will complete an exit slip describing his/her understanding of traditional Chinese paper lanterns and Chinese animal symbols. The student will complete a Visual Arts & Design (Two-dimensional) School-wide rubric that assesses how well s/he built a paper lantern and how effectively s/he made use of a personal animal symbol. 3. The students will reflect on their work. The student will write a written reflection describing his or her own assessment of the finished lantern. This will be based on the TEXT Rubric format

Blooms Taxonomy Connections

Identify their animal symbol, reproduce image, select ways to express image, demonstrate their ability to use calligraphy and watercolor techniques, write exit slips & reflections, experiment with techniques and deisgn and create a paper lantern.

Art Standards

NVAS 1: Understand and apply media, technique and processes VAD 2: Cultural Contexts: Visual Art and Design creatively expresses the values and ideas of human experience, community, and civilization. NVAS 4: Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures NVAS 3: Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas. VAD 1 Artistic Processes: Visual Art and Design is the process of creative problem solving using both traditional and innovative media, tools, techniques, and processes in order to make the imagined visible. VAD 3 Communication: Visual Art and Design is a vehicle for expression and communication through the use and development of metaphor and symbol systems. NVAS 1: Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes NVAS 3: Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and idea to communicate meaning NVAS 3: Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas. VAD 1 Artistic Processes: Visual Art and Design is the process of creative problem solving using both traditional and innovative media, tools, techniques, and processes in order to make the imagined visible. VAD 3 Communication: Visual Art and Design is a vehicle for expression and communication through the use and development of metaphor and symbol systems. NVAS 1: Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes NVAS 3: Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and idea to communicate meaning NVAS 5: Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others VAD 4: Aesthetic Judgment - Applying knowledge of Visual Art and Design in order to reflect on and evaluate the work of self and others.

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Technology Standards

Students will demonstrate: 1. Creativity and Innovation

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