The Miniature Monuments WebQuest guides students through the process of understanding what monuments mean in society, who monuments honor, and who they often forget to recognize. The different steps and activities allow students to notice who gets left out, and find opportunity to create a monument that is truly meaningful. 

Objectives:

-To teach students about monuments and their potential power, and start a conversation about who does and does not have a monument. 

-To give students experience working with Tinkercad and 3D printing processes. 

Grade Level: 7th Grade

Prerequisites: minimal drawing experience, familiarity with searching online for research, and openness to learning new software (Tinkercad)

Materials Needed:

  • 1 computer with internet access per student

  • 1 sketchbook per student

  • Materials for students to draw/write in sketchbooks

  • at least 1 3D printer with filament

  • at least 1 camera to photograph finished prints

  • at least 1 computer with GarageBand or other audio recording programs for option to record spoken artist statements

Evaluation:

The WebQuest rubric, linked below with a preview and PDF download, is added at the end of each activity page. It gives a final score out of 20, with 5 categories each being scored 1-4. 4 is the goal score for each category. If necessary, a score can be given as a decimal, if one number is too restricting and the given score is between two scores. A rubric can be printed out and given to each student with their individual score. 

National Core Art Standards:

Students will:

 

1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

3. Refine and complete artistic work.

7th Grade, VA:Cr1.2.7a: Develop criteria to guide making a work of art or design to meet an identified goal.

Resources for an Inclusive Lesson:

Visual Art Inclusion Strategies

Screen Readers and Screen Magnification

Video Captioning

National Autism Conference Archives

Adaptive and Assistive Technologies 

Alternative Ways to Experience Art

Tactile Art Diagrams

Assistive Technology at Penn State

Click here to download the rubric PDF

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