Create-A-Shoe & It's Art! Shoe Gallery
Take those shoes off your feet! Look at them right up close. What do you see? What can you find out?
Read the Shoe of Many Parts Fact Sheet that you can find in the Resources tab under Unit 01. Using the Fact Sheet to help you along, draw, write about or create a presentation on what you found out about your shoes. Include your answers to the questions below in your response.
Now it's your turn! Make a shoe from used materials – you can find things to use in the recycling or garbage bin, at home, outside, or in the classroom. Try using cardboard, boxes, plastic bottles, fabric, rubber tires or rope. Be creative—anything might work!
How did your shoe turn out? When you're done, take a picture of the shoe you made and post it to the "Art Gallery" a) Select Post Image. b) Title your post as follows: COUNTRY / SCHOOL (an abbreviation is fine) / YOUR NAME c) upload the image of your shoe d) describe the materials you used in their shoe, why you chose to use them, and give your shoe a name or title Part IIII:
While you're in the gallery, take a look at other shoes that students from around the world have made, and talk to your class about what you notice.
1. Recognize and identify the intricacies of a shoe. 2. Introduce the concept of a shoe as a global product, in terms of its production. 3. Evaluate the importance of certain shoe parts; formulate a design and create a shoe by internalizing this information. 4. Translate abstract materials into a working product. 5. Explore multicultural perspectives on shoe design. 6. Compare materials available in varied countries, and analyse the meaning of choices made in the creation of students' shoes. 7. Introduction to using the TIGed Ride To Learn virtual classroom Art Gallery tool.
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