Hi there! The first idea that came to my mind was having to do with current events. Global warming has been having such significant impacts all around the globe. Perhaps students could recap history from the dinos to today with advances in each century that lead us to where we are today. Learning from the past so as not to repeat those mistakes again in the future. Good luck
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>TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Thursday, December 06, 2012.
>1. requesting ideas for a narrative...
>Subject: requesting ideas for a narrative...
>From: Margaret Angstadt <email@example.com>
>Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2012 23:21:09 -0500
>Greetings one and all!
>This list has been a bit quiet lately. Let's see if I can stir it up a bit...
>I have a question for you all regarding a plan for a 7th and 8th grade
>sculptural experience. I'm looking for a motivating theme for these
>I'm intrigued by victory columns, especially Trajan's Column (Rome)
>that tell stories in bas-relief. A couple of years ago I purchased
>four Sonotubes (you know -- those tubes you pour concrete into for
>footings for decks?) that are 12 inches in diameter and 10 feet
>I have the celluclay that will be used for the relief figures on the
>column surface, but am looking for ideas for the >>narrative<<. Not
>all of these students read the same material in their other classes,
>so I can't use a book from one of their reading/English classes...
>Creating and using the human figure in relief will be a primary focus
>in this unit. Once I thought about a 'parade of cultures', using
>traditional clothing of various cultures and indigenous peoples,
>dwellings, environment... Telling a fairy tale could be an option,
>but I would rather expand their frame of reference...
>Okay, so there you go. Thanks for considering this request!
>Visual Arts, Grades 7-12
>Mill River Union High School
>North Clarendon, Vermont
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