For the third Equality Action Project, GCE Seniors investigated the following guiding question:
How do people approach censorship?
Here’s the scenario students were challenged with:
The Museum of Contemporary Arts (MCA) is paying homage to past artists whose works were considered politically and culturally unacceptable to display. The MCA is sponsoring a youth exhibit, featuring artworks that address current inequalities in the distribution of information and the freedom of expression. You will submit a piece of artwork that mimics the propaganda-style of past artists that serves as a call-to-action to a current issue. Be prepared to facilitate a conversation about your artwork.
Please find below the online installation we created, featuring the propaganda posters the students created to address censorship. Please click on the posters to read the artist statement for each poster.
Project Alignment with Common Core ELA Standards
L.11-12.3a Vary syntax for effect, consulting references for guidance as needed, apply an understanding of syntax to the study of complex texts when reading.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W-11-12.8 Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced, searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience, integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ides, avoiding plagiarism and over-reliance on any one course and following a standard format for citation.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.
“All men are born equal”. But, what about women? And, even if we are born equal, do we live in equality? How do wealth and resources fit in? In this course, you will explore inequalities that exist based upon gender, race, and socioeconomic class diffe …
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