English Language Arts
Causes and Consequences of Decolonization
Regional and National Interest in the Development of Democracy
Develop inquiry plan
Development of the Two Party System
Meaning and Context-Adapt speech to context/task with appropriate venacular
Meaning and Context-Create visual/multimedia presentations
Meaning and Context-Distinguish between credible/non-credible sources
Meaning and Context-Gather information from variety of sources
Meaning and Context-Present information/findings
Meaning and Context-Quote/paraphrase data/conclusions without plagiarizing
Movements for equality in the United States, Africa, and Southeast Asia
The diffusion of aspects of popular cultures
Transact with text
World-wide trade and technological growth
Access to the Internet. SmartBoard available for presentations. Each student will be using their devices for research and compilation.
● Other Considerations – List all
Internet access may be necessary for the presentation. It is important for any audio or video files to be correctly integrated smoothly and correctly.
Selfies and Portraits in the Past and Present
In groups of three or four, students will research, potentially by field trip but invariably online, a miniature portrait found in the colonial American section of the Gibbes Museum of Art. Students should create a product showcasing the meanings in the portrait indicated by the artist. Visual clues such as the style of dress, use of props, posturing, spacing, and people included in the portrait tell the onlooker about the historical context of the individual. More information about the period can be gathered by researching scholarly historical websites such as the ones below. This information should be cited and presented in a format of the students’ choosing, such as a Prezi. They then should communicate the idea of a portrait (not necessarily through painting), heavily weighted with symbolism from the colonial time frame.
How does the meaning of an artwork endure or change over time?