TeachOne for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2019

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Arts Education
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Social-Emotional Learning
Issue Area: 
Diverse people
Focus Question 

In what ways can students use listening and visual imagery to communicate respect for differences? What new community forms when students find similarities with diverse others?

Unit Overview 

Listen with heART to the Voices of Our Community: In this unit, three lessons stand alone to involve students of different grade levels in visual literacy techniques and generous listening. Our differences offer opportunities for kind and respectful dialogue. We explore and use the language of art and design to communicate respect for others in community.  

Service Experience 
Students create images and simple language or poetry to communicate a message of unity among diverse perspectives. They make and display posters to promote dialogue and respect for others. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
TeachOne for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2019
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
K
1
2
3
4
5

Students use visual literacy skills to talk about an artistic image. They listen respectfully to the different opinions and perspectives of their classmates. The students identify a need at their school and create a simple image that tells others to think differently or take action to improve something at school. 

Unit: 
TeachOne for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2019
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students use visual literacy skills to analyze the components and message of an image. They listen carefully and seek to understand the different opinions and perspectives of their classmates. The students identify issues that are meaningful to them and create a simple image and text to communicate a message that causes others to think. 

Unit: 
TeachOne for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2019
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students use visual literacy skills to analyze the components and message of an image. The students identify issues that are meaningful to them and create a simple image/message and then design a social media campaign to advocate for their issue. This lesson plan includes some optional elements.