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What is an effective way to use ArtsConnectEd to engage 5th grade students in a civics lesson?
Q: What is an effective way to use ArtsConnectEd to engage 5th grade students in a civics lesson?
I am excited about the possibilities presented by the new ArtsConnectEd. I am teaching a unit on the roles of citizens in the American Democracy. Can you suggest an effective way to use ArtsConnectEd in a related activity?5th Grade Social Sciences Teacher
A: A scavenger hunt activity is a good way to engage students in both the topic, in this case civics, and the Arts.
- Start with a group discussion on the responsibilites and charactaristics of citizenship in the United States.
- Create a list of those responsibilities and characteristics as identified as part of the discussion.
- Ask your students to use ArtsConnectEd to build an Art Collector Set of at least three works of art that illustrate a responsibility or characteristic of an American citizen.
- Have them write at least two paragraphs supporting their choice--why they chose this image-- in the Display Annotation for each work of art.
See the Help section for step-by-step instructions on how to build an Art Collector Set.
Note: You could also have the students print each image and write their supporting paragraphs on the back of each page.
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