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Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School’s Respect Starts Here program

We have partnered with the Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School to present five lessons from our 29 Pieces educational curriculum, Artists Making a Kinder World, as part of their “Respect Starts Here” program.

The five lessons are the INFLUENCE Lesson, LOVE Lesson, HEROES and HEROINES Lesson, the GREAT PEACEMAKERS LIKE YOU and ME Lesson and the IF Lesson.

INFLUENCE Lesson:  By looking at the symbols and graphics that surround us – such as a McDonald’s golden arch, the Target target, a bottle of Coca Cola with a rainbow coming out of the top, the participants are encouraged to understand how we are persuaded to think, buy, and act in certain ways by images around us.  They are challenged to create a poster that will persuade viewers to think about respect and compassion.

LOVE Lesson:  We talk with participants about the various ways the word LOVE is used. For example, “I love chocolate ice cream.” “I love to play soccer.” We introduce the them to quotes about LOVE by Great Peacemakers such as Mother Teresa, Gandhi, and MLK, and we talk about the way that Great Peacemakers think of LOVE – how you can love someone even if there are things you don’t like about them. Then participants create art using the quotes by Great Peacemakers as inspiration. We show them examples of illuminated manuscripts so that they can see the artistic ways that type can be used.

HEROES and HEROINES Lesson: What makes a hero?  We discuss the characteristics of heroes and heroines.  Then participants create a colored pencil drawing of their hero or heroine. This lesson leads into the Great Peacemakers lesson.

GREAT PEACEMAKERS LIKE YOU and ME Lesson:  Participants are introduced to 12 heroic peacemakers, such as Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Wangari Maathai, Cesar Chavez and Aung San Suu Kyi.  Then they are challenged to “make something out of nothing,” i.e., found object portraits of one of the peacemakers.

IF Lesson:  We discuss the power of imagination . . . “IF” we were this . . . or that. Next, participants create three dimensional shadowbox art, using simple construction materials, such as cardboard, colored duct tape, plastic sheeting, tarpaper, with the assignment to complete the phrase, “If I were a Great Peacemaker, I would . . .

HEROES AND HEROINES:  What makes a hero?  We discuss the characteristics of heroes and heroines.  Then the children create a colored pencil drawing of their hero or heroine. This lesson leads into the Great Peacemakers lesson.

4. GREAT PEACEMAKERS LIKE YOU AND ME:  Children are introduced to 12 heroic peacemakers, such as Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Wangari Maathai, Cesar Chavez and Aung San Suu Kyi.  Then the children are challenged to “make something out of nothing,” i.e., found object portraits of one of the peacemakers.

– See more at: http://29pieces.org/29-pieces-education/lessons/#sthash.dIP9fhh3.dpuf

HEROES AND HEROINES:  What makes a hero?  We discuss the characteristics of heroes and heroines.  Then the children create a colored pencil drawing of their hero or heroine. This lesson leads into the Great Peacemakers lesson.

4. GREAT PEACEMAKERS LIKE YOU AND ME:  Children are introduced to 12 heroic peacemakers, such as Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Wangari Maathai, Cesar Chavez and Aung San Suu Kyi.  Then the children are challenged to “make something out of nothing,” i.e., found object portraits of one of the peacemakers.

– See more at: http://29pieces.org/29-pieces-education/lessons/#sthash.dIP9fhh3.dpuf

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