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Lesson Plans

Combining Sports and Art

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Mon, 21 Sep 1998 18:00:56 -0400

Well on the death of Florence Griffith Joyner(Flo Jo). I was
thinking of a project. Not only are self portraits good but also
Portraits in general. In fact bringing a child's favorite sport or
athlete is a way to intrigue and stimulate a lesson. Several things
can be done, Portraits, scenes, Banners(painted and hung) designing
a logo for 3 different medals(silver/Gold and Bronze),Trophy's, A
logo or marketing a mascot, Posters, programs for events. A
restaurant menu with athletes as the sandwiches. Floor plans,
designing the events for an exhibition, e.g.-
Gymnastics. A sport company logo for shoes. Etc. There are rally so
Another lesson specifically related to Flo Jo, designing sportsware
for track or another sport. Sketches of outfit, Fashion pictures,
logo for outfit.
Places to find resources. Previous Olympic logo's which were used
in other Countries, sport magazine and programs. Pictures of Medals,
The internet. Combine this with Russian Posters and Banners(for
design principles) Old advertisements, which could include
food,beverage,gas station paraphernalia. The Muralists of the WPA
and the WPA in general. Advertisement of the 20,30,40, and 50's.
This is something that I would use with 3rd or 4th up. I also
think that with a poorer neighborhood or in a school with a large
minority as the majority, sports sometimes is a way to see getting
out of poverty with. Much more could be discussed besides making
their project. They could even have a display of their work with the
medals or statues they've made.
For those of you unaware,
Track Star Flo-Jo Dead at 38
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) -- Florence Griffith Joyner, the triple
gold medalist at the 1988
Olympics who captivated the world with her meteoric speed and
flamboyant style, died today of an
apparent heart seizure. She was 38. She is survived by her husband,
Al Joyner and daughter, Mary.
I won't post it all because it is a lengthy article.

Sandra Summers-Barrick

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