Accomplished Practice 5 - Diversity
 
 

 

PREPROFESSIONAL: The preprofessional teacher establishes a comfortable environment which accepts and fosters diversity. The teacher must demonstrate knowledge and awareness of varied cultures and linguistic backgrounds. The teacher creates a climate of openness, inquiry, and support by practicing strategies such as acceptance, tolerance, resolution, and mediation.

  • Selects and introduces materials and resources that are multicultural.
  • Selects appropriate culturally and linguistically sensitive materials for use in the learning process.
  • Provides learning situations which will encourage the student to practice skills and gain knowledge needed in a diverse society.

Artifact 1

Stephanie Musser
Instructional Strategies EPI 0002
Instructor: Ms. Marilyn Hawkins
Assignment: Teaching Demonstration (including lesson plans and demo)

Lesson Title: Fun with Origami
Area of study: Art
Teacher Name: Miss Musser
Grade Level: K-12
Duration of Instruction: 20 minutes, Variable

Objectives:
Students will
• Learn about Japanese etiquette and the Japanese language
• Define and say the word konnichi wa and origami. Bloom’s Taxonomy Level - Knowledge
• Learn about the history of origami. Bloom’s Taxonomy Level - Knowledge
• Follow directions to complete a hands-on activity that teaches about origami, an Asian
paper-folding art form and history. Bloom’s Taxonomy Level - Synthesis

Keywords
konnichiwa, Asia, art, origami, paper folding, Japan, China
State Academic Standards for this lesson:
Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes. (VA.A.1.1)
The student creates and communicates a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas using
knowledge of structures and functions of visual arts. (VA.B.1.1)
Understands the visual arts in relation to history and culture. (VA.C.1.1)
Rationale Statement: My reasons for teaching this lesson was to give another approach
about art to students who say, “I can’t draw”, “I’m bad at art”. My primary goals are help
mold a more positive attitude towards art.
Materials & Resources:
• Computer for Power Point Presentation about origami
• printouts of directions in the lesson
• 1 sheet of per student
• have extra sheets just in case someone gets frustrated and rips up the paper.
• markers and crayons to decorate hats

Procedure/Lesson Plan:
• Greet the students in proper Japanese and an acceptable Japanese greeting, then have
the students stand up bow and nod their head while saying the Japanese word konnichi-wa.
Give a brief discussion about what the word translated means and how a Japanese greeting
is different from how we greet people in the United states; handshake, wave hello.

• Ask if any student has ever folded paper, and if so, what did they make.

• Show presentation, which discusses the meaning of the word origami, and explains a
brief history about origami

• Researched by the teacher from the following web site resources:
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e622.html
http://japanese.about.com/
http://library.thinkquest.org/5402/history.html
http://rut.org/cgi-bin/j-e/dosearch?L=E&T=hat&I=on&IK=on

• Show students examples of origami with printout directions for them to try at home
and if they have access to a computer, ask their parents if they could visit http://www.tam-
myyee.com/origami.html , which is a great origami resource of more fun projects. (include
this at the bottom of direction printout)

• Distribute the paper with printout directions. Tell students that they are going to make a
paper hat and coloring it.

• Help students follow the step-by-step directions.
Evaluation/Assessment (List Criteria for assessment of successful student performance -
rubric or checklist)
Possible evaluation questions include:
Are the students able to fold a sheet of paper into the above-mentioned shape?
Can the students follow directions?
Can students recall about Japanese etiquette?
How to say konnichi-wa and what it means?

Link to Origami Lesson Plan.pdf

In my Origami lesson plan, students learn about Japanese etiquette and the Japanese language, complete a hands-on activity that teaches about origami, an Asian paper-folding art form and history. State Academic Standards (VA.A.1.1) for this lesson:

  • Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes.
  • The student creates and communicates a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas using knowledge of structures and functions of visual arts.
  • Understands the visual arts in relation to history and culture.
origami hat instructions

Artifact 2

Link to Origami PowerPoint Project   Link to Origami Project Quicktime   


 

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