Issue 1: A Portrait in Time

Issue 1 of ‘Outside the Lines’, a virtual magazine supporting teachers in developing a high-quality, diverse, authentic, and integrated curriculum.

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Students work through a series of prompts designed to help them understand the different ways that artists experience and record personal experiences. As they work through these prompts, they study art created by artists around the globe who were working in isolation (physically, psychologically, or both) for reasons ranging from imprisonment to immigration to illness.

The series ends with students looking at a diverse range of ‘portraits’ and being challenged to create a portrait (self or family) that reflects their personal experience of this particular point in time. They are invited to use whatever materials they wish, including found materials.

Each issue includes:

  •  4 segments, designed to support learning around questions pertinent to our time.
  • Contents which include:
    • connections directly linked to ELA, Social Studies, or History.
    • artwork and artist examples
    • an art prompt or challenge
  • Flexible delivery options, including ideas for teaching in-person and remotely
  • Flexible material options

& Downloadable Teaching Supports:

  • A copy of the publication in PDF form to easily print student handouts.
  • Spanish translations of student handouts
  • A separate file linking to artworks on museum and gallery sites
  • Links to optional supplemental videos where applicable
  • Printable rubrics and assessments

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