|Subject Area||Elementary Art|
|Unit of Instruction||O'Keeffe Poppies|
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
All students will learn about why the poppy came to symbolize the sacrifices of World War I soldiers and later all those killed in military service to their country. They will make poppies for the Poppy Wall of Valor to pay homage to the ultimate sacrifice made by members of the Eighth Air Force. The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force hopes to collect 26,000 red paper poppies from students across America. For more information:
Students will watch a read aloud, “My Name Is Georgia” and a video, “Who was Georgia O’Keefe for Kids.” We will discuss what we learned and make a Bubble Map. Students will then draw and then paint close-up poppies. Visual aids will be available. They will draw and paint petals mixing red with yellow and add a stamen by cutting out construction paper and gluing it to the center.
ESE Support: Video, partner assist, visual sheet of several different poppy flowers, Bubble Map