Teaching Creatively Lesson Plans
Mixing Individual Skin Colors (K4 and Elementary Students)
UArts Educational Program Design MEd student and early childhood art educator Liliane Sharpless wanted to help her students feel belonging while encouraging them to understand and appreciate differences. Our Lesson Plan of the Month, which is the part of a series of skin color projects, comes from her Capstone project. Through the use of color mixing and a literacy component, Lili’s lesson helps teachers encourage student identity and acceptance.
Photojournalism and Social & Emotional Learning
This lesson plan was developed by UArts alum Danielle Scicluna MEd ’20 (Educational Program Design): “Introduction to the Camera Functions & Photojournalism SEL Component: Embracing Diversity & Culture (Practicing Social Awareness & Relationship Skills)*.” It is based on her master’s thesis.
*This lesson plan can be modified for phone-based photography.
Resist Covid Take 6!
A Teaching Resource & Lesson Plan
Engage your students with this social impact project by artist Carrie Mae Weems through lesson plans and teaching resources. Develop a social impact campaign and create supporting materials like a cover story, poster design and hand fan. High school students may even use their poster design as a portfolio piece.
Conceived by Carrie Mae Weems and Pierre Loving, Resist Covid Take 6! is an artist-driven public awareness campaign that aims to educate and enlighten Black, Brown, Latinx and Native American communities about the impact of COVID-19 on their lives. UArts is the exclusive presenter of Weems’ project in Philadelphia.
The Center for Immersive Media at UArts recently produced an interactive map with 360-degree panoramic documentation—compatible with virtual reality (VR) viewers—of the installation. You can use the interactive map in tandem with the Resist Covid Take 6! teaching recourse and plan.