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Activity: Women of Tangier

Objective:

to solve a problem using knowledge

Materials:

1 glue stick  for prep
1 scissors  for prep
2 small (4X6) pictures of Women of Tangier by Dario Villares Barbosa  per learner
6 wide popsicle sticks  per learner
(Optional)  1 large picture of Women of Tangier by Dario Villares Barbosa  per whole group
(Optional)  1 globe  per whole group
(Optional)  1 clear 4X6 photo holder  per learner
(Optional)  1 transparency sheet  per learner

Supporting Media:

Prep:

  • Gather materials.
  • Print supporting media.
  • Cut one Women of Tangier picture into 6 equal parts and glue onto 6 popsicle sticks for each learner.
  • Create a Totetude Art Viewer and place in photo holder for each learner (optional).

Instructions:

  1. Educator shows the artwork entitled Women of Tangier by Dario Villares Barbosa and states the artist and title.  
  2. The educator my further wish to discuss the location of Tangier.  Tangier is a city in Morocco.  Morocco is in North Africa.  The educator can also show the location of Tangier on a globe.   
  3. At first glance, the learners describe what they see in the artwork.
  4. Through the Totetude Art Viewer, the learners can discuss what they see in each section of the grid.
  5. Educator asks the learners specific questions about the artwork.  Example:  a) Who do you see in the picture?  b) What are they doing?  c) Why do you think they are ______________? d) Where are they? e) What makes you think that they are in _____________?  f) Are they showing respect?  g) How do you know?  
  6. Each learner is given a  picture of the artwork and the artwork puzzle on popsicle sticks.
  7. Learners try to recreate the picture by placing the popsicle sticks in their correct order.

Extension:

  • Numbers 1 through 6 (in order) can be written on the bottom of each popsicle stick.  If learners are having a difficult time solving the puzzle, they can focus on putting the numbers in order instead of the actual artwork.

Reflections:

  • I am able to solve a puzzle.
  • I am able to respond to the topic by relating to a similar experience.
  • I am able to follow an instruction.

TAC-T0003

Time:

Prep
30-45 minutes
Engagement
30-45 minutes
Cleanup
0-10 minutes

Location:

  • Indoors

Meta:

Theme
Respect
Multiple Intelligence
Visual-Spatial
Bloom Taxonomy
Apply
Instructional Strategy
Indirect Instruction
Subject
Visual Arts

Did you try this activity ? How did it go ?

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