By setting ground rules for discussion and using a warm-up word association list, students explore the difference between taste and bias in this lesson. After learning about tastes and biases related to their lives, they then turn their newly honed skills to observing and commenting on art.
Grade Levels: 6-12
Discussion: 10 minutesEstablish Ground Rules: 10 minutesWord Association: 30 minutesMusic and Art Tastes and Biases: 1-2 hours (less if assigned as homework)Discussion of Webs: 20 minutes
Total time frame: 3-5 class periods over one week span
Bias (n.) 1. A preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment. 2. An unfair act or policy stemming from prejudice.
Taste (n.) A personal preference or liking.
The following handouts are included in the Lesson PDF:
Foods: broccoli, ice cream
Hairstyles: ponytails, dreadlocks
Accessories: Gucci purse, high-tops
Cars: SUV, Ford Focus, Mustang
Phrases like: someone wearing all black, someone wearing all white, etc.
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Pennsylvania Visual Arts Standards
National Visual Arts Standards
21st Century Skills Standards
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