Tell Me a Story An Interdisciplinary Unit connecting English Language Arts with Visual Art for 8 th graders.
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An Interdisciplinary Unit connecting English Language Arts with Visual Art for 8th graders
Joseph Cornell "Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny."--Carl Schurz, Address, Faneuil Hall, Boston, April 18, 1859. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man. 1958. Mixed Media.
Betye Saar, The Liberation of Aunt Jemima, 1972, Mixed Media Assemblage
Marmaduke, Brad and Paul Anderson, 2011
Joseph Cornell, Bel Echo Gruyere, 1939, mixed media.
Illustrating Myths & Fables
Finding the Moral of the Story
Tell Me a Story
Fiction in Four Frames
My Story; My Box
Inventing a Character
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, Trenton Doyle Hancock & Marvel Comics
Collecting symbolic objects & images
Combining collage & assemblage: My Box
Joseph Cornell & Betye Saar
Creating a four-frame comic strip
1: Illustrating Myths and Fables
In this lesson, students will discover how to illustrate a scene from a myth or fable though investigating artworks from our past. They will explore the moralistic quality of such stories and bring out the moral/message in their own watercolor painting.
Maurice Denis, Orpheus and Eurydice, 1910, Oil on Linen
Linda Kay, Aesop’s Fable: The Wolf and The Kid, 2009, watercolor
2: Fiction in Four Frames
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes, 2011, web comic
3: My Story; My Box
Becky Peabody, Memories of Last Summer, 2006, Mixed Media
Frank Turek, Lonely Man, 2007, mixed media
Students will be able to represent and understand different methods of story telling in both visual and written means. They will revisit the genres of fable, myth, narratives, and fiction that they explored in language arts. Students will be assessed based on their knowledge, effort, behavior, and understanding. This will be decided by class observation and discussion as well as by personal interaction with the teacher.
Linda Kay, Aesop’s Fable: The Wolf and The Kid, 2009, Watercolor