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Cultural Awareness in Omaha: Entering the Golden Door 6 to 8
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The Jr. High students at Holy Name School will develop their cultural awareness through a technology project using tablet computers. The tablets will be used to record interviews with community members of a minimum of 8 different cultures and to develop an innovative presentation about their discoveries and incites based on those conversations.
The Differences Among Us 5 to 8
In this beginning of the year activity, students will get to know each other by sharing cultural differences which make their families unique. Students will experience the personal stories of their peers, understand that all families are different, and accept that it's okay to be different.
Self-Portrait 6 to 7
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For students in middle school, the self-portrait is timely, as it is during these years, between the ages of 11-14, that young people are immersed in “the self”-exploring identity, finding his or her place in the world, building perception of self in relation to others. In the lesson plan, students delve into these artistic qualities as they first explore famous artists’ portraits, which grounds them in a range of styles and art history, all of which students reflect on as they design their self-portraits, which they will create using Photoshop using both the standard desktop computer and the WACOM tablet to compare/contrast the impact of the different technologies on the design process and final product.
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