Exploring Identity: Inside and OutsideBy Brittany MeshbergSection 001
Lesson Plan Basics! Title: “Boxing My Identity” Purpose Grade Level: 3rd Grade Lesson Length: 4.5 hours
What Do I Want My Students to Learn? Objective: SWBAT exhibit an understanding of internal and external identity by creating a multi- media art identity box inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell using techniques of collage and assemblage with an array of mediums to represent aspects of identity that a person wishes to expose and hide from others.
Materials Identity Mapping W.S. Assorted Colored Felt Pencils Glue: Tacky/ Glue Stick Square Cardboard box Scissors (6x6x6) Stickers/ Scrap Book Supplies Assorted Colored Construction Paper/ Card Crayons/ Markers/ Colored Stock ( 7 squares-15.5 cm Pencils by 15.5 cm) Found objects Images: Digital Photograph of your face (6.51 in x 4.88 Computer Access in)/ clip art/ web images Rulers
Vocabulary! Collage Identity Found Object Multi Media Art Representation Choice Assemblage
Procedures Read aloud of Hansel and Gretel Class discussion about meaning of identity through the character of the witch. Scholastic Animation Video about Identity Identity Map Activity and peer discussion using “Turn and Talk Method” Introduce project / connection to Joseph Cornell After the activity is completed, a class presentation and reflection will follow
Extensions/Modifications Science Integration: Students could learn about the human body, specifically the function of the internal organs Language Arts Integration: Have students compose a poem highlighting key aspects of their identity in conjunction with their box Materials/Additional Strategies: Try tempera paint, wrapping paper or collage to cover the outside of box Time: Break project into small chunks/ do over a course of a few days
Web Resource Links! Joseph Cornell Website: http://www.josephcornellbox.com/ Identity Mapping Activity http://www.abc.net.au/talkitup/pdfs/Identity_Activities. pdf Identity Animation Video http://www.scholastic.com/kids/oneworld/withaudio.htm Additional Identity Lessons http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/se lfport.htm