Students will collaboratively produce a portrait of a prominent person from the Creek Nation during the time period of 1800-1840 or a prominent European settler involved in the Creek removal from Alabama. This project integrates Art and Social Studies. First, in Social Studies class, the students will be placed into small groups (3-5) and choose, or be given, the name of a prominent figure on whom to base their portrait. The students will research details about the role of the person and any interesting historical information that made the person important. Each group will record this and bring it to Art Class to sketch, as a team, the portrait of their person. Once the sketches are satisfactory to the team, the students will paint the finished portrait on a 12" x 12" concrete stepping stone that will be placed on school grounds.
Creator: Tina Miller
Date: War of 1812