Publication and Closure: Display the collages. Each student (or a representative from each group)
will explain what connections they made between the images they found, or why they chose
certain images for their theme. Audience members could participate by guessing what connection
they think other students made, or offering their insight into the theme.
Assessment: Collages should reflect a purposeful composition or expressive arrangement of images.
The explanation should be clear about what the theme is and how and why students made the con-
nections between the images.
Illinois State Board of Education Goals and Standards addressed:
Visual Arts:
Middle School: 25.A.3d: Identify and describe ...the expressive qualities of thematic
development and sequence.
25.B.3: Compare and contrast the lements and principles in two or more art works
that share similar themes.