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Forming Identity with Cultural Heritage

Unit Schedule
Lesson 1: My Identity

Explore the contributing factors when forming your identity


Explore cultures through family portraits
Identify ethnicity, nationality, culture and cultural heritage

Assignment: Family Interview Worksheet


Lesson 2: Stained Glass Windows

Explore the history, purpose, and process of stained glass widows


Identify, define, and demonstrate positive and negative space

Assignment: In class positive and negative space sketchbook activity


DUE: Family Interview Worksheet
Lesson 3: Contour lines

Explore the use of contour lines


Identify, define, and demonstrate the use of contour lines

Assignment: In class contour line sketchbook activity


Assignment: Final Project- Cultural Heritage Panel Design
Lesson 4: Batik

Explore the history, purpose, and process of the Batik technique


Explore and demonstrate the wax resist process

Lesson 5: Cultural Heritage Panel Design

Explore the connection between contour lines and the wax resist process
Explore and demonstrate the wax resist process
Reflection

DUE: Final Project, Final Project reflection, positive/ negative space sketchbook activity
and contour lines sketchbook activity

Unit Essential Questions

What makes up your identity?


What does nationality mean?
What is ethnicity?
What does culture and cultural heritage mean?
What cultural heritage elements does your family practice?
How can cultural heritage be linked to your identity?
Why is it important to learn about your heritage?

Unit Vocabulary

Ethnicity: a group of people that share similarities in cultural traditions.

Nationality: refers to where a person holds citizenship or where a person was born

Culture: a group of people that share the same behaviors, beliefs and values.

Cultural heritage: knowledge consisting of culture, traditions, and values to be passed


down from generation to generation.

Symbolism: representing ideas by using symbols

Resist: reject

Pattern: repeated design

Contour line: a line that outlines the objects along with the outlines of the shapes within
the objects

Positive space: object or figure that stands out form the background area

Negative space: background area

Symbolic: used as a symbol

Focal point: point of interests

Final Project Rubric

Name___________________________________________

Excellent
100%-90%
All aspects of the
artwork were
completed. The
craftsmanship is
outstanding.

Above Average
89%-80%
With a little more
effort in finishing
techniques, the
artwork could be
outstanding.

Average
79%-70%
The student
showed average
craftsmanship, a
bit careless. The
artwork is not
100% completed.

Time
management

The student was


self-motivated and
used class time
wisely.

The student needed


some refocusing but
managed to use
class time wisely.

The student was


off task and did
not utilize class
time.

Technique
Requirements

The student
accurately used the
wax resist
technique by
following the
necessary steps
included in the
creation process.

The student used the


wax resist technique
but did not follow
each of the
necessary steps
included in the
creation process.

The student did


not accurately use
the wax resist
technique
consistently
throughout their
artwork.

Design
Requirements

The student used


their cultural
heritage element as
the focal point and
included a
decorative border
made of a line
pattern. Complete
two compositions.

The student
completed two
compositions, but
only achieved one
of the following
requirements:
*used their cultural
heritage element as
the focal point
*included a
decorative border
made of a line
pattern.

The student failed


to complete two
compositions and
did not complete
one of the
following
requirements:
*used their
cultural heritage
element as the
focal point
*included a
decorative border
made of a line
pattern.

Craftsmanship

Below Average
69%-60%
The student showed
below average
craftsmanship.
Artwork showed a
lack of
understanding and
no evidence of
effort.
The student was
often off task and
did not focus on
their artwork. Class
time was not used
wisely.
The student did not
use the wax resist
technique to create
their artwork.
Artwork showed a
lack of
understanding and
no evidence of
effort.
The student failed
to complete two
compositions and
also failed to
achieve both of the
following
requirements:
*used their cultural
heritage element as
the focal point
*included a
decorative border
made of a line
pattern.

Final Project Reflection

Name_________________________

Read the directions below and use the space provided to write a reflection on your
unit experience
The written reflection needs to have three paragraphs:
1. In the first paragraph students need to reflect on any changes they made to
their proposed plan and what steps they took to complete the wax resist
technique.
2. In the second paragraph students need to discuss their design using at least
two words from the vocabulary list.
3. In the third paragraph students need to explain how the cultural heritage
element chosen for the focal point is link to their identity. Students also need
to address why they think it is important to learn about their heritage.