Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Four freedoms project

based on a 1941 President Roosevelt State of the Union address, this lesson teaches students about four basic freedoms: the freedom of worship, the freedom of speech, the freedom from want, the freedom from fear.  Each of these was a theme for a painting by Norman Rockwell.  The paintings were then used to spur the nation on to supporting war bonds.  These freedoms were also adopted by the United Nations as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  In class students brainstorm about ideas for each of the freedoms, select a freedom and design a poster based on that idea.  The posters are then painted with tempra and displayed.

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