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Lesson Plans

Design lesson

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Litesal (Litesal)
Sun, 22 Nov 1998 15:29:26 -0500

Hi, I just wanted to share with you all, a design lesson which proved to be
interesting and successful. I was trying to think of a lesson that was
seasonal, and new. Since it's football season, I thought of designing a new
team logo. Students could choose an existing team, and create a new logo,
or they could start a new franchise with a new logo. Some girls balked, but
I got them interested by asking them to imagine what it would be like if we
created a new, female, professional football league. Would females choose
different colors or mascots, why or why not? I also asked everyone to
imagine they were professional commercial artists, it wouldn't matter if
they liked the product or not, they would do their best to sell it!

After their logos were designed, I taught them how to draw a profile of a
helmet (using a Mona Brooks-like approach). They then designed the helmet
with the logo. We also designed a label with the team name on it. Much
creative thinking occured, and many design concepts were discussed.

Sincerely, Leah

p.s. My clever display poster was NFL (vertically) New Football Logos!