Our Family Museum – Interactive Art Show

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by lincdire
7 Lessons
1 Students

Before beginning this scenario, do a Global Level Check and then a Level Check!

You are the curator for a new exhibition at the Italian-Canadian Cultural Centre which will feature family stories from members of the community. In preparation for the upcoming exhibition, you and your colleagues will collect family history and immigration stories from your family and then create a digital art piece which creatively represents one of these stories. In order to represent the story, you will use a combination of Italian and any other family languages. These art pieces will be displayed in an exhibition hall and you will take turns presenting your art piece to visitors.  Invite your friends and family to come visit the museum and ask questions about the art in order to learn more about the experiences of other community members. In the end, you will write a short review of one of the art pieces you saw.

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Step 1: Warm Up Activity

Engage in a classroom discussion about what makes a good story. Can you share some of your favourite characters from books, movies or television shows, or describe a brief plot […]

Step 2: Questions Preparation

In preparation for the class museum, you will need to interview a family member. The questions and stories should focus on meaning and seek to provide you with further understanding…

Step 3: Field Work At Home

Prepare a series of interview questions using the ones discussed in class as a foundation. Take time to interview and discuss your family stories with an elder relative. Record notes/answers…

Step 4: Sharing Stories

You must now take the information you’ve learned from your interview and tell it in story form to your class. Be prepared to use some key Italian phrases and vocabulary.…

Step 5: Recreating Stories

Now you must present your family story in a unique and interactive way for the virtual museum. You can prepare a physical piece of art or prepare a digital representation…

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