Artistic Impressions in progress

At the beginning of the week students in grade 6 were given an assignment called Artistic Impressions. Their task was create 2 pieces of work using in connection with the novels “The Woods Runner or Fever.” The first piece was to create draw a scene from the book that, in their view, made a strong connection to the central idea: Struggle and conflict can motivate artistic expression.

Once completed, their next task was to write a well structured and articulated paragraph explaining how this scene from the book made connections to the central idea. The students then generated an assessment rubric with criteria they felt was appropriate for assessment. It was an interesting experience and one that gave them some insight into what goes into creating assessment rubrics.

Io look forward to seeing the final product. Stay tuned for a post that sums up their work




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How did last week help me understand more about the UOI?

Central Idea: Struggle and conflict can stimulate artistic expression

Lines of Inquiry:

1. The ways conflict and struggle motivate creativity

2. The role of art in human conflict

3. The role of art in creating change

Please describe in 3-5 sentences how the research you have done relates to the central idea, a line of inquiry and the concepts of causation, perspective and reflection. ┬áMake sure to be specific and clear in your writing. We will be reviewing these comments in tomorrow’s class.