MOFA “Make and Take Day” Lesson Plan Yun-Chin Sun “Venus”
Let’s Put “Peaces” Together
Students will view a mural called Rebuilding the City after the Bomb, in the Kids’ Guernica- International Children’s Peace Mural Project exhibition currently at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts. Students will learn about the peace mural project. Questions like “Why does the mural need many people’s efforts to be completed?” And “What is the meaning behind the peace symbols?” will be answered. Then, each student will be given a paper puzzle piece with part of the peace dove outline on it. They will color and decorate their puzzle pieces. Finally, the pieces will be collected and put together to become a mini mural of a peace dove.
This lesson plan encourages students to understand that they all will only be doing part of an artwork. They are all pieces of the whole puzzle. It is just like the true meaning of peace, in that it needs everyone to put effort into it, and it will lose its meaning without any small piece.
For display purposes, the students will not be able to take their puzzle pieces with them. Therefore, the instructor will prepare an A4-size-puzzle paper with a peace dove on it for each student to take home and finish coloring later.
Grade Level: K-5
Time Needed For Lesson: 10-15 minutes
· Students will learn about a symbol of peace, the dove with the olive branch.
· Students will learn the features of the Kids’ Guernica- International Children’s Peace Mural Project, including:
Ø A mural project needs many people to work together to complete it.
Ø A mural project represents messages from not just one person, but from a group of people with the same idea.
· Each student will decorate one puzzle piece of a mini mural with a peace dove on it. And all the pieces will be put together in the end of the session.
· Peace symbol
· Xeroxed images of part of an outline of a peace dove on card paper (1/4 of A4 size paper).
· Crayons, colored pencils, and markers.
· An A4-sized paper with a peace dove puzzle on it
1. Students will be introduced to the mural called Rebuilding the City after the Bomb from the Kids’ Guernica- International Children’s Peace Mural Project exhibition.
2. Students will look at the display board to learn about a symbol of peace, the dove with the olive branch.
3. Each student will receive a piece of paper with just part of the peace dove outline on it, and decorate it in any way they desired.
4. The instructor will collect the finished pieces and put them together into a mini mural with a big peace dove on it.
5. Before the session ends, each student will be given an A4-sized paper with a peace dove puzzle on it. They can take the puzzle home and finish coloring later.
· Did the students understand the purpose of the peace mural project?
· Did the students learn the symbol of peace?