Liberty High School

Setting & Context

“Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth,by encouraging each student to find where he or she can proudly stand, contribute, excel, and enjoy his or her high school experience in the Lancer Nation.

When I first arrived at Liberty I was met with open arms. Everyone in the administration said that if I ever needed anything do not hesitate to ask.

Demographics

ETHNICITY                 PERCENT       

American Indian/

Alaskan Native               1%

White                             73%                

Black                              5%                    

Hispanic                        13%                   

Asian                              2% 

Hawaiian Native/

Pacific Islander              0.2% 

 

Embroidered Justice

Lesson Plan

This lesson was completed with a Photography 1 class. They were shown examples of photography that was enhanced with embroidery thread. The thread gives photos a new layer and a tactile feel as well a more hands on approach. The subjects of the students photography was a social justice issue. I did not limit the issues to just a few that has so much choice in what issue they would peruse and enhance. Some of the students struggled with finding social justice issues because they have become to immune to it in our society. 

Their base photos are interesting and I cannot wait to see how they push their social justice issues when they add embroidery over the top. 

After reviewing student work and reading their artist statements this lesson clearly made an impress on them. One students talked about this autism and what feels like to him. Others learned that the aspect of social justice is so much bigger than they could have imagined. 

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Total Students: 1,620

  • Staff members: 150

  • 30 clubs

  • 25 varsity sports

  • 900 computers

  • Nearly 20 AP courses

  • Traditionally, about 85% of graduating seniors go on to post-secondary education

Printmaking

This lesson was so fun for me. Printmaking is my passion and being able to share my excitement with others was a dream come true. I wanted to make a point that lino cuts are just the tip of the iceberg and there is so much more you can do with printmaking in the world of art. The students really flourished with their concepts and details they added. They also really enjoyed the process and were amazed by all the opportunities printmaking has to offer. Some of them just kept going and going making so many prints and really experimenting. Overall the product was even better and more successful than I thought it would be. I was so excited to see them pull their first prints and see all the hard work they did. 

Grading Rubric

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