Lesson Plan

Looking Closely at Ourselves

This Looking Closely at Ourselves lesson plan also includes:

A thoughtful discussion about self-reflecting leads to a conversation about skin color and making a list of words associated with "beauty." Budding artists use a mirror to examine their features and create a self-portrait. Peers critique finished products, write a journal entry or discuss a series of questions about the lesson. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Display finished products at Back to School Night or Open House
  • Take pictures of each participant, print them and display them alongside their portrait for comparison
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires art supplies, mirrors, and smocks
  • Talk about the different colors that pupils mixed to make their unique skin tone
  • Looking closely at one's self helps to understand others better
  • Offers two extension activities 
  • None