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Commercial Art Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What is commercial art and how does it reveal itself to us every day? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to summarize key points about commercial art for students. An activity provides an opportunity for creativity.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define commercial art
  • distinguish commercial art from fine art
  • summarize the processes used by commercial artists

Length

1.5 to 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text's explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.3

Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.7

Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.9

Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.

Materials

  • Images showing assorted logos from popular products
  • Full color paper copies of the text lesson Commercial Art: Definition & Examples
  • A worksheet created using the quiz from the associated text lesson
  • Magazines
  • 8.5x11 inch card stock in assorted colors
  • Scissors
  • Glue

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