Reflect on Your Practice
- Is student voice and individual expression something that is valued at your school or in your classroom? How?
- How do you typically treat controversial issues in your classroom? How might the arts make the exploration of these issues easier – or conversely, more difficult?
- How do you assess student understanding of abstract issues such as voice, protest, and conflict?
Adaptations / Extensions to Consider
Scale it back: Study one artistic form of protest or resistance, such as protest songs, posters, cartoons, movies, or artwork.
Focus your study: Instead of many issues and means of expression, study one historical period or issue through protest art.
Connect to today: Concentrate on a current or local issue of conflict. Have students express their opinions though one or more art forms.
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