Monday, November 24, 2014

Washington Crossing the Delaware Pop Art

Emanuel Leutze "Washington Crossing the Delaware "
The students looked at the painting of Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware.  They listened to the story behind the painting on NPR's Morning Edition from October 28, 2002. Then they looked at parodies of the painting. The were then tasked with creating their own mashups. Here are a few of them:

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Immigration Monuments

The seventh grade are learning about the culture of the United States. One of the activities they have to complete is to create their own monument to immigrations like the Statue of Liberty. Since many of my students are Hispanic, they wanted to to include their culture into their projects. This allowed for a great discussion on the history of Hispanics in the United States.

Here is an example created with Lego. Students had the option to choose their own medium to use. 

Boston Massacre Prints

The eighth grade are learning about the American Revolution right now. One of the lessons I teach is how Paul Revere created his famous Boston Massacre print. The students had to take what they learned about the Boston Massacre and create a print that reflected a Loyalist point of view. 

The students created a sketch of their picture and then recreated it by carving into a styrofoam plate. They then covered the plate with marker and pressed to paper. Some students were really creative and used several different colors on the print.