Revisiting Childhood Toys

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Title

Revisiting Childhood Toys

Subject

Materialism

Description

In this unit, learners will discuss the role of consumerism in general and in their own lives. They will examine the consumer’s experience, as well as the relationship between the parent, child, and marketing companies. Learners will revisit their own childhood nostalgia by creating a toy for the next generation that bridges the present era to the future.

Creator

Kara Luke

Source

-Luigi Lucioni, By the Windowsill, 1932; CMA 2012.4
-CMA 1997.7.18ab

Publisher

Handheld Art

Contributor

Columbia Museum of Art

Unit Plan Item Type Metadata

Duration

15 classes

Standards

Visual Arts Standards:
Standard H1-1 The student will demonstrate competency in and apply a variety of media, techniques, and processes.
Standard H1-VI The student will make connections between the visual arts, other arts disciplines, other content areas, and the world.

Integrated CCSS:
SC Standard ECON-1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of how scarcity and choice impact the decisions of families, businesses, communities and
nations.

Objectives

The learner will:
1. Discuss consumerism in modern society, materialism, and company advertising.
2. Discuss need vs. want, why parents buy toys for their children, and nostalgic experiences
3. Create a toy for the next generation that explores form, function, need vs. want, and concept for the future.

Materials

*very particular to each student design/need
students might need: wood, cardboard, plastic tubing, paint, glue, tin foil, modeling clay, etc.

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