Inside and Outside of Me

Grade 5

Karen Stomberg,

Students consider prejudice and tolerance by exploring ways in which we are all alike. They then learn about for 'artist heroes' who drew their creative strength from accepting and nurturing their personal differences. Students investigate the concept of tolerance by creating an 'inside and outside of me self portrait' using words, color and pattern.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. investigate the concepts of prejudice and tolerance.
  2. observe ways we are all alike and discuss the importance of our differences.
  3. examine the work and words of four 'artist heroes.'
  4. select and arrange a composition of words to describe their unique 'Inside of Me' qualities.
  5. design and create an 'Outside of Me' artwork using pattern, line and color.