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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Fighting Your Fear: The Superhero Project

Created on December 09, 2017 by OneToughCookie



Everyone has something that they are afraid of, and sometimes we need a little help overcoming it. So this project is about students creating a superhero to help them and others overcome their fears.


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THE PLAN
1. SWBAT choose a fear they have.

2. SWBAT create and design a superhero to battle their fear.

3. SWBAT depict a scene of their superhero defeating their fear.

4. SWBAT give their hero a backstory.

1. Drawing paper

2. Markers, pens, colored pencils, crayons, etc.

3. Notebook paper/Loose leaf paper

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1. Have students choose a fear they have. It can be of anything: fear of flying, fear of bugs, fear of the dark, etc.

2. Create and design a superhero to battle that fear. Superhero should be standing straight up from head to toe in the center of your paper. (This is so "we" the viewer can have a full view of their costume)

Questions to ask yourself when creating a superhero:
----Does he/she have powers, if so what kind?
----Do they use technology to fight fear, if so what kind?
----Does their costume aid them in fighting fear?

3. Next on a separate sheet of drawing paper draw your hero fighting your fear. Include a full background where the battle takes place.

4. On a sheet of notebook paper lists some facts about your hero and give them a backstory.
Include at least the following:
----Superhero Name.
----Real Name.
----City of Operation.
----How and why they fight fear.


***EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENT***
For extra credit have student create a comicbook cover for their superhero.

Have students pair up in groups to create more heroes.

THE STANDARDS

Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes


[K-4] Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
[5-8] Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions


[K-4] Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas
[5-8] Students select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of their ideas