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.
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
• 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
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
• 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:
• 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.
Link to Origami PowerPoint Project Link to Origami Project