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LESSON SUMMARY: This lesson explores the use and importance of propaganda that has affected American society. Using the 7 types of propaganda the students will learn more about the street artist Shepard Fairey and his personal style during the modern era. They will be able to display basic artistic techniques they have acquired throughout the year like principals of design and mix in new knowledge of stencil making and painting to create a large propaganda banner through collaborative group work that makes a comment on a social issue within American society today. 

Grade(s) : 9-12
Big Idea: Propaganda in Society


Essential Questions

    • What is propaganda? 

    • What affects does propaganda have on societal views?

    • What are the goals of propaganda? 

    • What role does art play in the realm of propaganda?


STANDARDS/OBJECTIVES
A. STANDARDS
Art
1.1.12.D.1 - Distinguish innovative applications of the elements of art and principles of design in visual artworks from diverse cultural perspectives and identify specific cross-cultural themes.
1.2.12.A.2 - Justify the impact of innovations in the arts on societal norms and habits of mind in various historical eras
1.4.12.A.4 - Evaluate how exposure to various cultures influences individual, emotional, intellectual, and kinesthetic responses to work.

21st Century Life and Career Standards
9.1.12.F.5 - Formulate an opinion regarding a current workplace or social/ethical issue based on research.

Social Studies
6.1.12.A.16.a - Determine the impact of media and technology on world politics during this time period.

B. OBJECTIVES 
1. The students will be able to define propaganda as the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person. 
2. The students will be able to analyze, using vocabulary words, propaganda and its techniques to persuade society’s actions/views.
3. The students will be able to recognize how propaganda influences an individual's thoughts and views.
4. The students will be able to, through the use of principles of design, synthesize an artwork that reflects propaganda and its effects on society.


Learning Experience:
Day 1 - Introduction of lesson with propaganda visual resources hung around the room and propaganda videos to be played on a projector for the class to view. From there a short discussion will begin about propaganda and the correct terms that associate with it. They will then play a quick visual game to compare the terms with a visual image. Finally the project will be introduced. An exit pass is given.
Day 2 - The artist Shepard Fairey will be introduced to the class. A powerpoint and short clip will be shown about his style of work. From there the assignment will be given to the students. Along with the assignment is a list of corresponding current social events that students can create a propaganda banner on, in groups. The students will work together to research and to begin brainstorming. The first demo for Gessoing their canvas surface will be given and the students will pre-prep their banners. An exit pass is given. 
Day 3 - This day is primarily a work day, with in class student critique  Once the students have all designed their brainstorm sketches, different groups will meet with one another to discuss their potential idea. The students will discuss composition, color choices, topics etc. From there the teacher must approve the work. Following the approval, a demo will be given about how to create stenciling as well as taping for use of paint. If time permits, the students will begin working on their banners. An exit pass is given.
Day 4 - As the students work on their group banner pieces, a prompt about Shepard Fairey's work will be given to groups to work on while they are waiting for painted parts to dry. At the end of the class, each group will be asked to give a short presentation on the information they have learned from the prompt about his work, and how they reflected on it. An exit pass is given.
Day 5 - This is the final working day for students. Once the work is complete, the banners will be prepared to hang in the classroom, or around the school (if permitted by the district). The students will participate in a critique of the artwork, discussing their issue, the views they had about it, how they portrayed it, Shepard Fairey's inspiration, and so on. 


Lesson Analysis

Objectives

The students will be able to define propaganda as the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person.  

The students will be able to analyze, using vocabulary words, propaganda and its techniques to persuade society’s actions/views.

The students will be able to recognize how propaganda influences an individual's thoughts and views.

The students will be able to, through the use of principles of design, synthesize an artwork that reflects propaganda and its effects on society.

Poor

The student was unable to, or with difficulty defined propaganda as the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person.

Rarely, the student attempted to use vocabulary words when attempting to analyze propaganda. Rarely the student

Rarely, the student was able to recognize how propaganda influences an individual’s thoughts and views.

The student was unable to or with difficulty synthesized an artwork that reflects propaganda and its effects on society through the principles of design.

Satisfactory

The student had little difficulty with defining propaganda as the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person.

Occasionally the student analyzed, using vocabulary, propaganda and its techniques to persuade society’s actions or views.

Occasionally the student was able to recognize how propaganda influences an individuals thoughts and views.

With some attempt, the student was able to apply the principles of design and attempted to synthesize an artwork that reflects propaganda and its effects on society.

Excellent

The student successfully defined propaganda as the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person.

The student effectively used vocabulary words to analyze propaganda. The student also reflected on the techniques to persuade society.

The student used insight into propaganda’s influences on an individual’s thoughts and views.

The student effectively created an artwork that demonstrated the effects it has on society while effectively using the principles of design.