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When Everyone Else is Trying to Stand Out . . .

by: McCauley Wanner & Ryan Palibroda, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

If you can feel it and DREAM it, surely, you can be it.

quote by: Gray L., 4th Grade, Englewood Elementary School - Englewood, Florida
teacher: Lois Collins

Artist Statement

The mission of the ALLELES Design Studio is to provide creative and accessible prosthetic covers for lower limb amputees. Being influenced by the eyeglass industry, we are using design to transform prosthetic cosmesis from a medical device into a new stream of fashion. By taking a fashion approach to an otherwise very medical industry, we are hoping to remove the stigma of disability and empower amputees to embrace their prosthesis as an object of self-expression.

Lesson Plan Connection

Personal Narratives (1-2 Class Periods)
Textbook Connection: Springboard 6th/7th Grades, Collections 6th/8th Grades
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
Personal narratives help writers to tell stories about who they are in the same way that an artist incorporates their past into their work. This lesson allows students to gain a better understanding of the concept of personal narratives by reflecting on artwork that represents themes of individuality and uniqueness.
Lesson Plan  |  Flipchart  |  PowerPoint


Jesse, Katie, Abby, Hailey & Zachary Biter