Students will “[c]urate a collection of objects, artifacts, or artwork to impact the viewer’s understanding of social, cultural, and/or political experiences” (National Core Arts Standard, HS Advanced: VA:Pr4.1.IIIa–Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit).
Students will do this by developing a presentation board of a curator’s proposal for a design exhibit. They will research their choice of shoes or hats, develop selection criteria, find images, and create a visual display in the form of a posterboard with images and a written proposal. Hats and shoes are widely defined to fit any interests and hats could be tribal regalia, sports team designs, or helmets. Shoes could be skates or snowshoes–any footgear or headgear is valid. This assessment can connect to students’ interests in sports, fashion, music, science, dance, politics, or the cultures that are represented by these artifacts.
Students will develop a set of selection criteria based on three categories—design elements, function, and social significance or importance—in order to create an exhibition of the history or significance of selected designs. Images will be arranged in sets on a poster board that displays clearly-unified logical criteria for selections.
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