Ready-to-go resources are short, flexible learning activities that center art as texts. In “Compare and Connect” students use a guiding question to compare works of art within the context of a shared theme and produce brief writing examples.
Guiding Question: How do objects represent a person’s identity?
Featuring Beth Lipman’s Bride and Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert’s Passover Seder Set with Plates, Dishes, and Wine Cup
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Total Activity Pacing: 30 minutes, across two days
- In this Compare and Connect activity, students will analyze two glass artworks. Through discussion and writing, students will determine how these artworks can represent someone’s identity when it doesn’t include a figure or a portrait. The artworks will serves as inspiration in a grade level ELA writing work where students will write and describe an object that represents their identity.
- In Day One: Discuss, students will look at the artwork and identify the different objects that they see. Students will share what the objects could be used for and who might use the objects. Students can share in partners or small groups an object that they think represents their identity.
- In Day Two: Write, students will write the description of an object that represents their identity.