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Lewis Hine: Photographs of Child Labor

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Lewis Hine was a teacher in the early 20th Century who became so concerned about the abuses and evils of Industrial era child labor in the U.S. that he quit his job teaching and toured the country taking photographs of child laborers of all stripes.  His photos were later instrumental in the adoption of child labor laws in this country.  Check out his photos and the accompanying lesson plan ideas if you’d like to explore concepts like the rights of the child, family, work, health, self, community, heroes of history, class, agism, photography/documentary work, the power of art to change society, or being a courageous ally.

Photos are here: http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/hine-photos/

And lesson plan ideas are here: http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/hine-photos/activities.html

Lesson Plan: Heroes and Villains

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Thanks to Margaret for sharing this fun lesson plan!

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Curriculum Title_Team Building- Superhero/Villain

 

OBJECTIVES

Students will… This objective will increase students’ ability to act as a…

Check all that apply.

…by giving students the opportunity to…

Copy+Paste bullet points from your 4C breakdown.

Work together as a team

 

_x__Creative Artist   ___Courageous Ally

___Critical Thinker   ___Confident Leader

Engage in teamwork as they collaborate with peers to complete projects.

Express their thoughts, opinions and feelings through an artistic medium.

Demonstrate resourcefulness by building something out of nothing.

  • Be able to verbally discuss different ideas and work towards a common solution
  • Through building a story together helping solve a problem learn to work with their strengths
 

___Creative Artist   __x Courageous Ally

__x_Critical Thinker   ___Confident Leader

Understand diverse perspectives.

Demonstrate empathy for others who are targets of injustice.

Identify themselves as a courageous bystander and address injustices.

Evaluate the consequences of their choices.

Get comfortable sharing their ideas/perfroming in front of the class  

___Creative Artist   ___Courageous Ally

_x__Critical Thinker   ___Confident Leader

Use communication skills to make sense of ideas and express themselves.

AGENDA                                                                                                                                                                                                 Time

Check-In/Opening Ritual

Checking in ritual (ex. favorite movie, positive thing about self and one other, rainbow-sun-cloud)

Helllo Song with movement

Discuss Pompom progress with reaching pompom reward goal

 

5-10

Warm-Up/Introductory Activity

 

Ballot voting to choose games to play from a list of their favorites

-Kitty Want a Corner; stop drop and roll

-Bipiity Bipiity Bop

-Numbers game (count to 25, coordinating non-verbally, no people two at the same time can say the number, you go back to one)

Reflection Question(s):

Was this game hard? What was challenging in it? What helped you make it easier? How did you help each other nonverbally? What qualities are important when working together as a team?

 

25-30

Core Activity

Superhero (see attached sheets) The questions need to be discussed, explained or adapted for age(for example, ethnicity, place of origin etc..).

This process will take a few sessions depending on how involved the kids become:

Individual work: answer questionnaire about character, develop character on template (color, paste, decorate)

Group work: get into groups of 3’s to write a story that utilizes the hero/villains strength, to solve a problem or save one of the characters. Try and include a lesson in the story

This process takes a multiple sessions, the kids write out the stories, then rehearse them then prepare to share them with the class.

 Share/perform/act out/tell story

Reflection Question(s):

What was challenging about working together to write a story?  How did you solve the problems or disagreements that came up

How did you choose who got in trouble and how to save them?

 

30-40

Check-Out/Closing Ritual

-Pompom rewards (choosing someone who has been especially helpful to place pompoms in goal cup)

-good-bye in a circle with movement matching

– check out

– good bye song

5-10

 

PREPARATION

Special Supplies/Resources I Need to Bring

No need to list supplies you bring every day (pencils, crayons, scissors, paper, etc.)

 

Print outs, copies of template, popsicle sticks (for puppet support), tape, markers, beads or decorative materials and tissue paper (many kids choose to make capes)

* Recommend making your own samples first so as to give them examples of possibilities, capes, masks etc…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things to Prepare Ahead of Time

SUPER HERO

CHARACTER FACT SHEET #1:  SUPERHERO

 

Name:

Gender:

Age:

Height/ weight:

Eye color:

Ethnicity:

Notable features (scars, birthmarks, tattoos, etc.):

Resides:

Place of origin:

Family:

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

Friends:

Love interest:

Mission:

Secret:

Greatest fear:

Main personality traits:

Mantra:

Formative/ Traumatic experience:

How does the character see him/herself?

CHARACTER FACT SHEET #1:  VILLIAN

 

Name:

Gender:

Age:

Height/ weight:

Eye color:

Ethnicity:

Notable features (scars, birthmarks, tattoos, etc.):

Resides:

Place of origin:

Family:

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

Friends:

Love interest:

Mission:

Secret:

Greatest fear:

Main personality traits:

Mantra:

Formative/ Traumatic experience:

How does the character see him/herself?