Project Visuals

Thursday 3/8/18

Today’s Objective(s): SWBAT

  1. Demonstrate understanding about the intersection of Human Rights and Of Mice and Men by drawing a unit cover sheet

Do Now – 5 minutes

  • Notebooks out, open to page 11
  • Discuss in your table groups the following prompt:
    • If you were to draw a picture (no words at all, just visual/graphic) about human rights, what would you draw?

LESSON – 25 minutes

Today and tomorrow will be spent completing page 11 in your notebooks. Specifically, you are to create a cover page for our unit on Human Rights. And this cover page is to be visual. That is, it should be a drawing of some kind with the intention of VISUALLY communicating the ideas that we explored in our Human Rights unit.

Yes, you can (and should) absolutely incorporate Of Mice and Men into your cover page.


  1. Use the entire page – that doesn’t mean no whitespace, it just means you consider that entire space as your canvas and layout your visual in a way maximizes the use of it.
  2. This is to be PRIMARILY visual. You can, however, use up to 10 words, but no more than that, and these words should be very relevant to the ideas you’re communicating.
  3. This is due at the end of class on Friday 3/9/18


  1. Color tends to improve visuals, consider using color on your cover sheet. *NOTE* colored pencils or crayons only, please. Markers bleed through the paper too much.
  2. Share ideas with peers – two (or 10) heads are better than one.
  3. Consider drafting your ideas on scratch paper first. This is a final activity related to the HR unit and I’d like you to demonstrate high quality work. See student examples below…while these aren’t all good examples, and have nothing to do with human rights, they still give you a sense for what we’re looking for. We’ll discuss what makes them good/bad in relation to our requirements.

Closing – 3 minutes

Just clean up…


None today

Unit Objectives

  1. Identify the 30 human rights, prioritize among these rights, and articulate why human rights are important to them as individuals
  2. Apply understanding of human rights to new situations
  3. Demonstrate the ability to see the world from another person’s perspective
  4. Synthesize understanding about existing HRs, and about HRs issues in our community to develop new, relevant ideas that connect to our community

This Week’s Agenda


Final day to complete our challenge






Unit cover sheet (p 11 of notebook)


Finishing unit cover sheet (p 11 of notebook)

Quote of the Week

“The time as we know it subjectively is often the chronology that stories and novels follow: it is the continuous thread of revelation.”

Eudora Welty


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