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  • 1. Teaching Critical Thinking Strategies in the Classroom through Aesthetic Experiences: Mars Mission By Andrea Shogren
  • 2. Designer Topic Focus
    • Students will design a Manned-Mission to Mars and will choose two forms of art (dance, music, drama, multi-media) to show their plan to the class as a News Broadcast
  • 3. Objectives
    • Determine a specific task to answer research questions online (Team Leader, Spacecraft Designer, Habitat Designer, Bioscientist)
    • Write a description of the role and qualification of each crew member
    • Type a one page mission proposal on their specific task
    • Draw a map/diagram of their specific task
    • Create a News broadcast using two forms of art which may include :
        • PowerPoint
        • Visuals (charts, graphs, posters, etc)
        • Objects (i.e. models)
        • Role play or skits
        • Songs, stories, artwork
  • 4. Graphic Organizer
  • 5. Resources
    • Online Art Collection
      • http://www.artsconnected.org/resource/102798/shogren-mars-mission
    • Online Searches
      • http://en. wikipedia .org/wiki/Exploration_of_Mars
      • http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/missions/mars_odyssey_sr.html
      • http: //athena . cornell .edu/kids/
      • http: //nssdc . gsfc . nasa . gov/planetary/mars/mars_crew .html
      • http://www. exploremarsnow .org/
  • 6. News Broadcast Assignment for Students
    • Your team will be announcing your final mission plans to the world (class). You and your team must decide what is most important for the public to know about your mission. Each one of the team members should have highlights of their research as well as the important research you did as a team.
    • Your newscast should be exciting and creative. Remember, this is the FIRST time humans have journeyed to Mars! You will want to use different types of communication tools (at least 2). Consider using things that you have already developed during your preparation. Some examples are:
        • キ  PowerPoint
        • キ  Visuals (charts, graphs, posters, etc)
        • キ  Objects (i.e. models)
        • キ  Role play or skits
        • キ  Songs, stories, artwork
    • If you need any materials or equipment, see the mission supervisor (teacher). Use your imagination. Make sure you integrate things that you have learned during your preparation.
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  • 10. Rubric Little use of creativity in answering question to the task. Some use of creativity to answering some of the tasks. Adequate use of creativity applied to answering all tasks. Excellent use of creativity and imagination to answering all tasks. Broadcast- Creativity The performance was bland and did not keep the viewers’ attention. The performance was lacking in terms of enthusiasm and captivation, but reflected some effort. The performance was clear, and for the most part kept the viewers attuned. The performance was clever, easy to follow, and interesting to view. Broadcast- Performance The news broadcast was unorganized and did not reflect ample planning and effort. The news broadcast was scattered and addressed only some of the issues needed to complete the task. The news broadcast was organized, but did not address all of the tasks. The broadcast was organized, clear, and included all tasks involved in the mission. Broadcast- Planning and Organization 1 2 3 4
  • 11. Reflection
    • The News Broadcast was a great enhancement to the Mars Mission Project. The students were able to demonstrate their ideas while using critical thinking, design, creativity, art and teamwork skills. We had everything from lego models, skits, singing, musical instruments, dancing, poems, and poster boards. My classroom was very chaotic at times, but students were engaged, having fun, and learning at the same time. I will be doing this same project next year!