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Visual Interpretations of the CRC
After this lesson, students will be able to:
- Create an original interpretation of one article of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
- Collaborate on creating an original interpretation of the CRC, providing a visual representation for the class to share.
Students create an original artistic interpretation of one article from The Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- How can we better understand the articles in the CRC?
- How does creating an interpretation enhance and/or alter understanding?
Recommended Time:45-90 Minutes
Common Core State Standards:
- Show students some of the illustrations from Your Rights in Pictures – Illustrated Articles of the CRC.
- Students turn and talk with a partner – discussing what they notice about the images.
- As partners talk, circulate around the room, making note of things they are discussing.
- Share with the class things you overhear, and invite additional comments that you have not mentioned.
- Assign students one of the first 43 articles from the CRC. Explain that each student will be responsible for creating an original interpretation of the article that will be part of a visual representation for the classroom. Articles 43-54 may be combined into one illustration.
- The illustration must:
- include the article number and text from the article itself.
- visually represent the article assigned.
- be an original illustration and/or collage.
- be completed on standard-sized paper.
- Once illustrations are complete, display them to create a mural in your classroom.
- Have students do a “gallery walk” of the illustrations.
- The mural will also provide a quick reference to the articles for you and your students.