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Pennies for Peace
Real World Connections to a school wide service-learning project. One 7th grade class worked as individual designers on a design team to create custom labels for collection containers. They were required to adhere to certain design specifications, so that their finished product printed correctly on special sticker paper.
Student Council members supplied and distributed the jars, stopping by to select a label design for their jar.
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Pennies for Peace Poster
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Objective-To work as an individual designer on a team to custom-design a label(s) for the collection containers. -Since special sticker paper was used, mathematics and precise measurements were required to set up the page layout to the proper size to fit either two different designs, or one design scaled to fit and properly print out on the second, smaller section of the paper.
-Creative and critical thinking skills, geometric shapes, color, and text as art was required to design labels that would attract the attention of their target audience.
-The design was to contain the student's name, which could be added as a design element or regular text. It was the designer's choice.
-Completed work must be transferred into the appropriate class's digital portfolio folder.
-Competition added to the motivational component, but since all students were winners, you can now see all of their awesome designs on collection containers within classrooms throughout KIS!

Visual Arts Standard 3a: Content

Students will: Consider, select from and apply a variety of sources for art content to communicate intended meaning.

NETS Tech Standard 2 Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively.

2d. contribute to project teams to produce original works.

NETS Tech Standard 5 Digital Citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
5b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
Last Modified on July 3, 2014