From taking selfies to painting self-portraits, creating art in ones image is a classic yet interesting way to catalog where you are and reflect on who you are at a place in time.
Students in Ms. Hurd’s art classes took a twist on the classic self-portrait by studying the major sections of the brain and creating images that are representative of themselves.
Ms. Hurd’s Self-Portrait Lesson Plan
- The Hook – Intrigue student interest in studying the brain with stories, like that of Phineas Gage.
- Direct Instruction – Describe and discuss the 6 major lobes of the brain and their functions.
- Think – Do a series of sketchbook activities to engage students in thinking about themselves, especially their personalities.
- Pair & Share – ideas out to the class.
- Trace silhouette onto cardboard.
- Trace and cut out different lobes of the brain.
- Use different materials (markers, pencils, etc) to create multimedia collage.
- Attach lobes in appropriate place.
Thanks, Ms. Hurd, for inspiring our students everyday!
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