Saturday, March 19, 2011

American Gothic Satire

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. 

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