A Place in Time. Cindy Stricklin Gra-Mar Middle School 575 Joyce Lane Nashville, Tennessee 37216. The Big Idea: Place. Topic: Mind over matter. Place : noun 1. a physical place (a building) 2. an ordering position (1 st place) 3. a particular spot (a hurt spot on a body,
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Gra-Mar Middle School
575 Joyce Lane
Nashville, Tennessee 37216
1. a physical place (a building)
2. an ordering position (1st place)
3. a particular spot (a hurt spot on a body,
lost my spot in a book)
4. numeral position (3 places after the decimal)
5. a suitable location (not the place for that)
6. situation formerly occupied (took the place of)
7. position (job)
1907 – 1954 Mexico
Frida Kahlo’s artwork was deeply influenced by events in her personal life. Kahlo contracted Polio when she was six years old and when she was almost 18 had a serious accident.
Kahlo regained the ability to walk, though she would be tortured by pain and fatigue throughout her life and would undergo more than 30 operations for her injuries. "I never lost my spirit," she once said, "I always spent my time painting."
Written by Jennifer BeckPhotos courtesy of Rachelle Drouin
Self Portrait Between the Borderline of Mexico and the United States
On the left side of your paper list the symbols that represent Mexico. List the symbols that represent the United States on the right side of your paper.
May 1904 – January 1989
Salvador Dalí's artistic repertoire also included film, sculpture, and photography. He collaborated with
Walt Disney on the Academy Award-nominated short cartoon Destino, which was released
posthumously in 2003. He also collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock on Hitchcock's film Spellbound.
“ Persistence of Memory”
What do the symbols represent?
Write your answers in you journal.
1924 - 2001
Dr. Biggers retired from teaching in 1983 and devoted himself exclusively to his art. The works of John Biggers features prominently in the history of African American art and is included in private collections and museums at home and abroad.
Biggers uses symbols: turtle represents the setting sun and rabbit represents the rising moon; symbols of water and nature represent pollution problems.
Where are you from?
What do you remember
about the place?
What objects do you
associate with your past?
What experiences have shaped where you are today?
Do you feel a special attachment to where you live now?
Why or why not?
Howdo you imagine yourself twenty-five years from now?
Where do you imagine yourself in twenty-five years?
What places do you see on the way to school?
Why do you notice these places?
Create a colorfulpostcard depicting a special place that best represents your community.
Describe your place:
(Answer these questions in your journal)
Meg had to learn some life lessons.
She had to learnto overcome her desire for conformity.
Meg had to learn to be patient.
How did Meg influence her place?
Write your answer in your journal.
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Visit to a Green Planet by Mike Benton and Scott Deschsine