This visual arts lesson will allow students to share some personal interests in the form of a diorama. Sample rubric included.
Grade Level: 2 - 8th
Length of Time: Several Class Periods
Objectives & Outcomes
The learners will create a diorama that describes their life, hobbies, likes, dislikes and present these to a small group or the class.
- 1 shoe box per student (or similarly sized box
- Art supplies (scissors, markers, paper, glue, etc.)
Opening to Lesson
- Begin by asking students think about their favorite things, activities, hobbies, and subjects.
- Have students list these things on paper if desired.
- Explain that they will be the focal point of their next art project
Body of Lesson
- Have students create a diorama using 3D objects, drawing, painting, magazine cutouts, etc.
- The diorama should showcase their personality and likes/dislikes in life.
- Ask students to share the diorama and why each object/color/ or drawing was chosen.
Assessment & Evaluation
- Students will create a diorama with at least three 3D items and a fully covered box (inside only).
- This diorama will be presented and explained to the class or a small group (teacher preference).
- Evaluation will be based on a rubric (sample provided).
Modification & Differentiation
Allow students extra time and scaffolding as needed.
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