I recently showed them a powerpoint I created with the work of artist Teesha Moore (with her permission of course to reproduce her images for teaching purposes). You can check it out HERE.
I created this step by step lesson when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. After missing a half year of school with treatments, I ran across Teesha Moore on pinterest. I loved her work and began a collage of my own. It was truly healing! This one was called "Faith".
I did not do much with the idea for a lesson, until I was diagnosed a second time with breast cancer. After my double mastectomy and missing yet another half a year in 2011, I was feeling pretty low.
I began my second collage titled, "Some Days You Just Have to Get Over It!" Doing this piece finally got me out of my funk and looking forward.
Not only can this lesson incorporate literacy and writing, it can also give you a chance to talk to students about why people create art and how it makes them feel. Here is my second collage in the style of Teesha Moore.
I got a wonderful email from Teesha when I wrote to ask permission to use her images for my powerpoint! So... I decided to create this lesson for my sixth graders.