|Big Idea: History and Diversity inspire people to create and celebrate cultures. |
|Essential Question(s): How can you design a toy/character that moves?|
|Materials Needed: various sizes of cardboard, craft sticks, string/yarn, scissors, markers/crayons - optional other craft supplies|
|Lesson objective(s): Students will design a toy relevant in current time that could eventually be replicated into a Balloon for the historical Macy’s Parade. |
- DEFINE - Marionettes - a puppet worked from above by strings attached to its limbs
- SHARE the book BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY by Melissa Sweet
- Show the video -(You Tube Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ATpFjaGROY
- The teacher will refer back to the book, Tony Sarg and marionettes.
- The teacher will assign students the task designing a toy/character and creating it out of cardboard and craft supplies. The toy should show movement with string.
- Students will design a current toy/character on paper.
- Students should design the current toy/character to show 3-5 movements.
- Students create a rough design with the use of cardboard and other craft supplies
- Students share the reason they choose that toy/character.
- Students will demonstrate the movements of their toy/character as a marionette.
|EXPLANATIONMarionettes / Tony Sarg/ Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade|
- Why did you choose that design?
- What problems were encountered while designing the toy/character to move?
- Understanding how each movement represents a meaning
- Ask students how many movements can be made individually and together.
- Students can explain each movement that was created
- Students can use technology (an Ipad) to make a video of their project.
- Several student projects can be combined and students can write a short play(script)
- Students can present the play to a small audience
- Students can transfer their creation to a digital format and use coding to make the characters move.
- Students can research other cultures and create a puppet reflective of that culture.
- Inquiry will be embedded throughout the lesson as well as at the end of the lesson to demonstrate learning and to answer the essential questions.
- Rubrics within the lesson and teacher conferencing.
- Summative evaluation will be an electronic student journal showing designs of sketch and actual movements that correlated with the design.