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AMERICAN REVOLUTION ART PRINTS

Have you ever heard the phrase, “A picture is worth a million words?”
Pictures, photographs and artwork are a great way to capture important events in our own lives and throughout history. In the past, photographs were difficult to capture given the amount of time they required to take. Today, we have many different tools that allows us to share information nearly instantaneously.
For this project, you and a group of your peers will be given an art print from an important event from the American Revolution. You and your group will be responsible for conducting research using a variety of resources to determine….
  • What is happening in the print?
  • Who is in the print?
  • Where is the event in the print taking place?
  • When did the event in the print occur?
  • Why did the event in the print take place?
  • How was the event in the print resolved?

Then, given the information you found about regarding the event in your art print, with your group you will need to decide how this event would be depicted if it occurred today.

STEP 1: Group up and find your print from the list below

STEP 2 - RESEARCH

Use books, your text book, the websites listed below, or Google to find ACCURATE and RELIABLE information about your print and the person or event it depicts. Use your 5Ws +H research sheet to take notes.


Revolutionary War Research Sites

1. World Book Student - (This site can only be used in school)

  • Type a keyword in the search box and click on the result link you think would fit best with your topic.


2. Britannica Kids - (This site can only be used in school)

  • Type a keyword in the search box and click on the result link you think would fit best with your topic. If you can't find anything, move on.

3. American Revolution.org

  • Click the yellow tabs at the top of the page to find battles, events and people related to the American Revolution.

4. Timeline of the American Revolution
5. American Revolution Museum timeline

BATTLES


EVENTS


STEP 3 - FINAL PROJECTModernize the event or person depicted in the art print you researched. If the American Revolution were happening in this day and age, what would these pieces of artwork translate to? Recreate the scene or portrait in a style that might be shared on social media today. Your project MUST contain images or video in addition to text (if you feel text is appropriate for your project).
SOME IDEAS
  • Selfies with hashtags
  • Mannequin challenge
  • Profile pictures on social media with a short "about me" description
  • Youtube video or vlog (no more than 2 minutes)
  • Photo with comments from historic people underneath
  • Snapchat
  • Memes
  • Lipdubs of a song you wrote, with captions.