Thursday, November 27, 2008

Mahatma Gandhi: Artwork and Creative Thinking

A - This was a painting that was displayed at the museum.
B - I took this picture of a glass outline of Gandhi's body when the power went out at the museum. When I looked back at the photograph, this is what appeared. Although it was not what I "wanted" when I took the picture, I decided that I liked this one so much better because it seemed to apply more to Gandhi's life and my experiences at the museum.

C - After taking picture B (above this one) I took this picture of the doorway.
QUESTION(s)/TOPIC(s)
Difficulty Level Medium- Knowing what you know about Gandhi (after reading previous posts and possibly doing some of your own research), which picture do you think historically portrays him accurately? Why do you think this? (use specific examples)
Difficulty Level Medium - Which picture best highlights the life Gandhi led? Explain.
Difficulty Level Medium - What similarities can you find in these pictures? Why do you think these similarities are present?
Difficulty Level High - Which picture evokes an emotional connection in you? Why does it touch you in this way?
Difficulty Level High - How does art influence or reflect society? Be specific.








25 comments:

  1. Question: Difficulty Level Medium - What similarities can you find in these pictures? Why do you think these similarities are present?

    These pictures all have a source of light. I think this shows that Gandhi was a source of light or hope for India as well as mankind. I also think it reflects a sense of higher thinking. It is almost as if the light is protection because it is around him and a source of inner strength when it is showed within him.

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  2. Sam in IndianapolisNovember 27, 2008 at 5:56 AM

    Art influences society because it can creatively show people the triiumphs and struggles of society. It can be a combination of ugly and beauty. Art can take many forms and it shows how people can manipulate a society using different techniques. Political cartoons are a good example of how art influences what people think.

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  3. Sam in IndianapolisNovember 27, 2008 at 5:57 AM

    I also noticed the light in the pictures. Kuddos to Scott.

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  4. Who is Gandhi?


    ~noah

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  5. Hi Noah! Check out the rest of the blog for information about Gandhi. I have listed specific details about his life. Then get back to me about who he is.

    :)Miss Bailin

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  6. I meant are we learning about him?
    I learned that he was a peace person.



    ~Noah

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  7. Also I heard of him but i didn't kno he was from India!

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  8. I also laerned that he was very important to the Indian comunity.


    P.S.(I messed up on my other post during the typing!)

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  9. The similarity that I see in all three pictures is that there is a bright light that shines. The spirit within Gandhi and associated with him is so intense that he shines, even in the dark.

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  10. Gandhi shines, even in dark places... Great insights people!!!

    Scott,

    What an articulate response. Well said. I think everyone agrees with your post and appreciates your words.

    Sam,

    I like how you are reading other posts and responding to them. Great job!!!

    Noah,

    Can you research Gandhi and give me three facts about his life? Post them when you find some good research.

    Now, can anyone give me SPECIFIC EXAMPLES of how Gandhi was a source of light for the Indian community? List a few things he has DONE to prove he was a source of hope for the people.

    I want ALL of you in my classroom!!!

    Ms. Reynolds

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  11. Sam,

    Triumphs/Struggles
    Beauty/Ugliness
    Good/Bad

    I LOVE your statement about artwork- how it represents all aspects of society.

    Now take a piece of artwork displayed and analyze it. Can you find how it represents the good and the bad? Beauty and ugliness? Triumphs and failures?

    Let me know.

    Ms. Reynolds

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  12. Bree & Erica...this blog site is awesome! What an amazing job you have done with your students and the teachers. We are in awe of the accomplishments you have made, the insight you have shared, and the integration of American and Indian cultures both in and out of the classroom. Keep up the great work, as we all benefit from your efforts!

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  13. I learned from the blog that there is a museum yhat honors his life, his struggles,
    and hi triumphs.


    ~NOAH

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  14. On the contributions to violent resistance, was Gandhi on it?


    ~NOAH

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  15. I also learned that aman shot Gandhi three times when he was going somewhere inportant.



    ~Noah

    p.s.(I hope this isn't disturbing!)

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  16. I think Gandhi was a wise man.

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  17. I think its the glass one because its shows the light that he was a awsome man.

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  18. I agree whith deja he was a wise man.

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  19. I also learned that he is part of the violence thing.





    :) :) :) :) :)

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  20. How does art influence or reflect society?

    Art is beautiful everybody loves it. Art is here because it represents cultures, it expresses feelings, it tells stories and it can show us beautiful places.

    Leah

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  21. i think picture a describes him best because i picture him going on a journey to accomplishe goals to make a better life for people.

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  22. #a because it shows him

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  23. standing by graves gazing at the sun

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  24. they both have the same type of light and the is in the same place.


    ps(i was just kiding about the second one)

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  25. Joshua Foster
    Period 1
    9th grade
    Knowing what you know about Gandhi (after reading previous posts and possibly doing some of your own research), which picture do you think historically portrays him accurately? Why do you think this? (use specific examples)

    I think picture B shoows Ghandi the best becaouse he was the awakener. He faced violence and terror but still protested non violently.He awakened everyone to n world of getting our points around peacefuly.For one he influenced Martin Luther king. MLK took the nonvioent protests to desegrate a country while Ghandi did the same for India.

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