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[teacherartexchange] First Week of School Lesson - Pinwheels for Peace


From: Joan Dark (joandark4art_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 10 2005 - 12:00:38 PDT

Dear TeacherArtExchange Members,

This was posted to another art ed group. Permission
has been granted for me to post it here.

Stephanie Corder sent this outline of a plan for
Pinwheels for Peace. This would be a good first week
of school lesson.
Pinwheels for Peace - Installation project conceived
by Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan. Make pinwheels any
size - or use template - decorate and plant throughout
your community on September 21, 2005.

Lesson Plan:
Visualize Whirled Peace
Stephanie M. Corder
Grade Level: ALL

This project demonstrates the big ideas of world peace
and making an international connection at the same

Pinwheel Template
Open Media
Push pin

1 Students will be given a pinwheel template, and
asked to write a message/wish that relates to world
2. On the other side of their paper, students will
create a drawing that illustrates their message.
On September 21 (International World Peace Day)
students will gather in the ruins to "plant" their
pinwheels, with the knowledge that children all over
the world are simultaneously thinking/visualizing
world peace, thus creating an international
Let's get those pinwheels spinning around the globe.
You can make them larger and tie in art styles. See
Melissa Speelman's lesson:
I know some of you are wondering what you will do the
first week as you get to know your students.... This
is a good lesson. World Peace can be a goal for all of


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