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2015 Gallery

Self Reflection

by: Linda Curtin, Newton, New Hampshire

We cannot control how people treat us, but we can CONTROL how we react.

quote by: Jamari H., 7th Grade, Louise R. Johnson Middle School - Bradenton, Florida
Teacher: Elizabeth Donald

Artist Statement

In this acrylic painting titled “Self Reflection” we question age and what it means to a senior who in her heart feels no older than when she won a medal for a major tennis tournament. When she looks into a mirror she sees her age, and so she chooses to hang a poster of that memorable day she won her medal and challenge herself to fight her age and remain in the memories of her youth.

Lesson Plan Connection

Greek Mythology (1 Class Period)
Textbook Connection: Springboard & Collections 7th Grade
Standards: LAFS RL.1.2, LAFS RL.2.5, LAFS W.1.3, LAFS W.2.4, LAFS SL 1.1, LAFS SL 1.2, LAFS L 1.1, LAFS L 1.2
This Greek Mythology lesson uses the story of Arachne to bring together the lessons learned from ancient myths with artwork from today. The lesson can also be implemented with any Greek Myth.
Lesson Plan  |  Flipchart  |  PowerPoint

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