Humanities and Art: Memorial Project Overview
How do we remember the past?
How does can artistic expression help us understand an event?
How can individuals use art to express emotions and personal experiences?
Students will design and construct 3D memorials in remembrance of a genocide that took place during the 20th century.
Conduct research on an event in the 20th century using a minimum of two credible sources. When conducting research you will take notes on the 5 W’s of the event and analyze the specifics of the event that reflect larger themes we’ve covered in class when learning about the Holocaust. These include: Classifying groups of people, dehumanizing, polarizing, mass violence, denial and justice. You will write an essay in which you explain the event and analyze the memorial you’ve designed to remember the event.
Design a 3D memorial to remember the event and construct it. Memorial concepts should contain some sort of symbolism and be created to scale.
Geometry: GEOMETRIC CONSTRUCTION
What are the basic geometry construction tools and how are they used properly?
What is the difference between sketching a geometric figure, drawing a geometric figure, and constructing a geometric figure?
What geometric shapes are evident in the real world and how can they be incorporated into a design?
Eighth grade Geometry students will use their knowledge of geometry, shapes, and geometric construction and employ the proper tools to create a drawing. The drawing will be comprised of multiple required constructions. The drawing will be translated onto a board with nails and string will be used to complete the picture.
Students begin the project by making a sketch of a design of their choice that includes required geometric shapes such as equilateral triangles, circles, parallelograms, and perpendicular bisectors. The students will then make a drawing of the design using proper construction techniques and tools. Finally, the drawing is translated onto a board with nails and strung with thread to create a final design.
Algebra: Math Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt
Where can math be found in the real world?
How can we apply algebraic concepts, problems, and solutions in real world examples?
Students will choose math vocabulary to investigate. They will define the words and photograph a real world example of each word. Students will create math word problems based on real world examples and data. They will then solve their problems and fully explain the solutions to each problem. The project will be presented in a medium of their choice such as a scrapbook, movie, poster or PowerPoint.
The project will be presented at Exhibition as a display of mathematical vocabulary and its real-world application through a medium of the students’ choosing. The displays will include for each term an image, definition, a problem of the students’ creation, and solution.