Citizen Monument

How do we as artists use collaboration to honor the contributions of individuals in order to create a monument that explains how individuals participated in civic affairs?

Article from Austin American Statesman http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/local/monument-honoring-texas-vietnam-veterans-unveiled-/nfNm2/#5249bff9.3784385.735730

Rubric:

Standards

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4th Grade

Social Studies

TEKS

Create a 2D monument style display of an individual who participates in civic affairs. The display must also explain activities in which the individual participated.

How do we as artists use collaboration skills to honor the contributions of individuals in order to create a monument that explains how individuals participated in civic affairs?

(17)  Citizenship. The student understands the importance of active individual participation in the democratic process. The student is expected to:

(A)  identify important individuals who have participated voluntarily in civic affairs at state and local levels such as Adina de Zavala and Clara Driscoll;

(B)  explain how individuals can participate voluntarily in civic affairs at state and local levels through activities such as holding public officials to their word, writing letters, and participating in historic preservation and service projects;

Collaborate with team to create the Citizen Monument

2D Body Map drawing of one of the following individuals in realistic clothing:

  • Adina de Zavala

  • Clara Driscoll

  • Barbara Jordan

  • Ann Richards

Contains at least 6 written statements explaining:

  • Where and when she was born

  • What her family was like

  • What specific civic affairs she participated in (at least 2)

    • Holding public officials to their word

    • Writing Letters

    • Historic Preservation

    • Service Projects

  • How her contribution affects us today

  • When and where she died

All members of the team contributed equally to the creation of the Citizen Monument

Includes an illustration, map, or artifact to support each written statement.

GRADE

70-89

90-100

Calendar:

Citizen Monument Workshop Calendar

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • Entry Event – Video and Article

  • Rubric

  • Knows and Needs

  • Pass out Group assignments

  • Group Contract

WORKSHOP: What are the activities of individuals who participate voluntarily in civic affairs?

PROJECT:

  • Research person to start planning worksheet

  • Pass out materials to use for project

  • Draft Monument

WORKSHOP: How do I give and receive feedback?

PROJECT:

  • Research person to complete planning worksheet

  • Finish Draft (No coloring yet!)

  • Gallery Walk Style – Peer Feedback

WORKSHOP: Why do individuals choose to volunteer to participate in civic affairs?

PROJECT:

  • Revise Monument and Finalize details and coloring

  • Hang project for final gallery walk tomorrow!

PRESENTATION:

Final Product gallery walk in hallway with other class

REFLECTION:

  • Journal Entry: Why did ___________ participate in civic affairs?

  • Rate team on collaboration and final product

Example:

Research:

Planning Worksheet:

Citizen Monument Research Planning