Teachers Lesson Plans

A cultural portrait: Grade 9-12

Summary

After exploring a selection of works from the NGC collection that focus on certain aspects of the social history of the African diaspora, students will make a self-portrait that explores their heritage and emphasizes their own unique cultural identity.

Theory:

Students will manipulate and organize elements of design such as form, shape, texture, and space to create mood, character and personality.

Creation:

Students will use with confidence, experiences from their personal, social, cultural environments as a basis for visual expression.

Analysis:

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between art and cultural identity.

Cross Curriculum Links:

This lesson plan also explores the subject areas of Canadian and World Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Social Studies, English Language

Duration:

4 40-minute periods