The Project Transmediation: A visual response to a topic, issue or reading to social studies, science or languages arts. Social Studies: Woman’s Rights Girls Inc. of Monroe county Girls were ages 11-14
Researching Girls Inc. Girls Inc. of Monroe County “We work to help girls become strong, smart, and bold so that they can tackle the challenges they face. At the same time, we work to change the world to make it a more equitable place for girls.” Girls Inc. “…Is intentionally focused on gender equity…” and “…programs focus on educational enrichment…” Non-for Profit after school program that has activities such as tutoring, art classes, nutrition classes, sports, reading groups, and foreign language classes. 90% of staff are volunteers
Research and Readings The misunderstood Role of the Arts in Human Development Elliot W. Eisner “Through the arts students can learn how to discover not only the possibilities the world offers but also their own possibilities…” Art Integration: A Methodology for Teaching Out look on life “…is discriminating according to our experiences, culture, gender, environment, and so on. Art enables us to see things that are both there and not there; it provides us with an opportunity to imagine and reflect on our lives.” In social studies, “Artworks are primary resources in the same way that letters, diaries, and other textual sources are.” -Integrating Social Studies and the Visual Arts “An image can help students deepen their understanding of a person, event or concept… some students may respond more to an image than they would to text on its own.” -Integrating Social Studies and the Visual Arts
The Lesson Talk about historical background of Women’s Rights Read the book Bloomers! By Rhonda Blumberg Students discuss feelings/thoughts/reactions to book Students broke up into teams Brainstormed about responses Drew and painted images Shared images and responses
Visual Response Process Empowered Women Then, Empowered Girls Today! Strong, Smart, and Bold More talking Less drawing
Visual Response ProcessFiona’s Visual Response in Sabrina, Avery and Jordan’s progress Visual Response in progress
Finished Product This is a girl winning a game of tug of war against three men. Women over come their struggles and can do anything they want. The girl is also wearing bloomers, like the women in the story.
Personal Reflection andConnection to Teaching Philosophy I believe that students can learn. Art is everywhere and students can express themselves and have their voices heard through artistic work. Art is a language. Students loved the lesson!! Changes for next time: More time. More direction for a visual response Create a bulletin board for GI
References:Contextual/Readings http://americanart.si.edu/education/pdf/learning_to_look. pdf http://www.girlsinc-monroe.org/ Eisner, E.W. (1992). The Misunderstood Role of the Arts in Human Development. Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. 73, No. 8 pg 591-595. Goldberg Good. Art Integration: A Methodology for Learning.