My former principal loved American Gothic by Grant Wood. My last year at this school in 2007 I decided that before I left I would have all of the 6th graders do a project on this very famous painting. I showed them all the painting and explained to them what "satire" was. We then brainstormed ways to change the painting. I had them pick two things that either commonly went together or didn't go together. For example salt and pepper, or a Yankee and Red Sox fan. Here are a few examples along with Grant Wood's original.