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Cultural Identity 8: Poster and Gallery Walk


  • ELAGSE9-10RL7 Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums (e.g., Auden’s poem “Musée de Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus), including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10SL4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10RL9 Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare). Georgia ELA

Learning Target
I can create a graphic representation of my cultural identity and present it to my classmates.

Opening Session (20 minutes)
Grab your poster and art supplies to finish coloring your Frida Kahlo poster!

Work Session (40 minutes)
Split the class in half; half the class hangs their posters on one side of the hallway, the other half on the other side.

Gallery Walk and Meet the Artist

  • Students on the left side of the hallway stand next to their posters.
  • Students on the right side of the hallway walk up to the posters on the left to look at the posters and listen to the artist explain their work.
  • Artists standing next to their posters use their notecards to tell viewers about their piece.
  • After half the class period is over, switch to the other side.

Closing Session (10 minutes)
Write a reflection – which pieces were particularly meaningful to you? What was it like to do this project? Were you surprised by any of your classmates’ work? Did you
surprise yourself?

Summative (poster/gallery walk)

Process (scaffolding, framework), learning style (visual)

I won’t lie to you…


  • ELAGSE9-10RL2 Determine a theme or central idea of text and closely analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

Learning Target: I can understand circle 8 of Dante’s Inferno by analyzing the theme of symbolic retribution in my area of the circle; I can summarize my ring of circle 8 for my classmates.

Opening Session: Dante’s Inferno – “Oh, Hell!” summary video! 

Work Session: Welcome to CIRCLE 8: FRAUD! We are almost done, y’all!!

So, in circle 8, we see 10 different types of sinners, all variations of fraud, all punished in different ways. You might have noticed the desks are in 10 groups? You’re going to draw a card from my box to be randomly assigned to a group. Your group’s job is to explain who the sinners in your bolgia are, what their sin was, and what their punishment is. Here’s the skinny:

You must include the following information:

  • What are the sinners in your circle called?
  • What is the definition of that word?
  • What is the punishment?
  • How does this show the law of symbolic retribution (the punishment fits the crime)?

You will make a poster with this information on it and present your findings to the class. You’re going to need to include words, illustrations, paragraphs, graffiti, etc. to really show what’s going on in your circle. We’ll hang these posters up outside in the hallway when we’re done with them!!

Good luck!

Closing Session: Collaborative poster activity ticket out the door!

Differentiation: Readiness (group work); product (any presentation option); learning style (visual, kinesthetic, auditory).

Assessment: Presentations will be assessed.

Testing Friday!

Standard: RL.9-10.9. Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

Learning Target: Students will demonstrate their knowledge of Julius Caesar on a test after a gallery walk of their posters.

Activator: 5 minutes of study time :)

Today we’re going to start with a gallery walk of the posters you made earlier this week. Remember, the winning poster team gets 5 points extra credit added onto today’s test grade!!!

And speaking of tests, that’s our plan for today after the gallery walk! We will have the remainder of class to finish your test. After that, you guys can have some time to hang out, because I don’t want to start the next unit quite yet. As a sidenote, I may not be back on Monday *cross your fingers for me* but if I am, when I get here we’re starting MONSTERS!!!