Secret Postcard Project

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These PowerPoint slides are for a presentation that I delivered to colleagues at a Fulbright conference, for which I described a community art project that I did with my students. The slides include samples of my students’ work.

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Secret Postcard Project

  1. 1. Secret Postcard Project Stephanie Dodson Gyeongju Workshop October 4, 2008
  2. 2. Secret Postcard Project <ul><li>I asked my high school students to create secret postcards in the style of PostSecret ( http://www.postsecret.com ). </li></ul><ul><li>We began with a class discussion about secrets, using examples from the PostSecret website. </li></ul><ul><li>For homework, students created their own secret cards. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Secret Postcard Project <ul><li>Following the rules of PostSecret, each project contained an anonymous secret. </li></ul><ul><li>Students could illustrate their secrets with text, drawings, and pictures cut from magazines. </li></ul>
  4. 17. School Lobby Display <ul><li>Under my supervision, a group of students created a bulletin board to display their secret card projects. </li></ul>
  5. 18. School Lobby Display
  6. 19. Secret Cards Website <ul><li>I also scanned the cards and created an online display. </li></ul><ul><li>Please visit the website to see more secret cards and download the lesson plan for this project. </li></ul>Secret Cards Website: http ://www.freewebs.com/secretcards
  7. 20. Final Remarks <ul><li>This project created an opportunity for students to express themselves and learn more about one another through the anonymous sharing of secrets. </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing students’ secret cards afforded me a greater understanding of Korean culture. </li></ul><ul><li>The online display serves as a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning about Korea. </li></ul>
  8. 21. Stephanie Dodson [email_address] Questions? Please e-mail me.

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