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A Visual Hunt

Name: Kristin McCloskey


School: Emmett J Conrad High School/Dallas, TX
Lesson/Unit Title: A Visual Hunt-Multimedia Presentation
Lesson/Unit Overview: In this unit of study the students will create a multimedia
presentation about the building blocks of art-elements of art and principles of design.
The students will collect images using their own personal device and then create a a
video using their images as the content of the presentation.
Grade Level: High (9 12)-Art
Media Type: Multimedia: Personal Devices, Laptops, and iPads
Duration: 7 Sessions lasting 90minutes per session.
Media: Photography, Multimedia Applications and Software
Enduring Ideas: The places we go continuously influence our world.
Theme: Artist as a Storyteller
Rationale: This lesson is important to teach because it will make a connection from the
classroom to the outside world. This lesson will increase the students observation skills
and make connections with the basic language of art in their own personal world.
Objectives: The learning objective at the end of this lesson is for the students to have
created a multimedia presentation using Glogster and Animoto.
Objective(s) for Planning:
o Students will participate in discussion from projected slides and photos showing
numerous elements of art.
o Students will participate in discussion from projected slides and photos showing
numerous principles of design.
o Students will participate in discussion from projected slides and photos showing
numerous subject matters in photography.
o Students will participate in discussion from projected slides and photos showing
numerous rules of third in photography.
o Students will participate in discussion from movies showing digital storytelling.
Objective for the Product: Students will photograph at least 10 different images that
combine an element of art and principle of design from their environment. They will
combine these images in a digital format to tell a story.

Objective for Student Reflection: Students will share their final multimedia
presentation with their classmates.
Assessment:
o Identify the elements of art and principles of design in artworks
o Identify the rule of thirds in photography
o Identify different subject matter in art
Assessing student products:

Assessing student reflections:


Questions for peer evaluation:
1. Overall how would you describe the Glog created by your peer?
2. Did your peer include the Animoto Video?
3. How effective to do you think the layout was of the Glog?

4. What was the best design element that your peer included in his/her Glog?
5. What is one thing you would recommend for your peer to do on their next
Glog project?
TEKS:
I.B- identify and understand the elements of art, including line, shape, color, texture,
form, space, and value, as the fundamentals of art in personal artwork;
I.C-identify and understand the principles of design, including emphasis,
repetition/pattern, movement/rhythm, contrast/variety, balance, proportion, and unity, in
personal artwork; and
II.F-demonstrate effective use of art media and tools in digital art and media
Sequencing:
Class Period 1:
Introduction to Unit of Study
Introduction: Elements of Art/Principles of Design
Group Activity: Identifying Elements/Principle in works of art
Class Period 2:
Introduction: Photography, Rules of Thirds, Subject Matter
Group Activity: Identifying different subject matter in photographs
Individual Activity: Analyzing and labeling photographs-rules of thirds
Homework: Photography Assignment-Elements/Principles from your surroundings
Class Period 3:
Introduction: Animoto and Glogster
Activity: View examples of videos created with Animoto and posters created with
Glogster
Activity: Exercises with technologies to be used for project-Glogster and Animoto
Class Period 4:
Studio Work: Video Production-Animoto
Class Period 5:
Studio Work: Video Production-Animoto
Class Period 6:
Studio Work: Glogster
Class Period 7:
Viewing of Videos/Digital Posters/Evaluations/Reflections