Why Creativity Counts?
18 things highly creative people do.
Click here to see the Creativity Unit Introduction-- Animoto Video Clip https://animoto.com/play/tOdLVP1QiUMsQ68tth8vMQ
Click here to see the Creativity Unit Conclusion --Animoto Video Clip https://animoto.com/play/t76Yl9EhIQi1udQLjiFYOA
There are many GT frameworks that apply to creativity.
C.1.P.4 Identify the benefits of new and different approaches to problems
C.1.P.5Apply or adapt a single idea of material for different uses
C.1.P.6 Examine concept from another perspective
C.1.l.4 Utilize new and different approach to a problem
C.1.l.5 Modify and adapt ideas or concepts
C.1.l.6 Identify and apply various perspectives
C.1.l. 7 Transform information into a different representation
C.1.l.9 Generate unusual solutions to problems and unusual answers to questions with greater depth and complexity
C.1.l.11 Recognize the need for detail and use detail to embellish or enhance objects, concepts or questions
C.1.l.14 Examine unfamiliar concepts
C.1.l.15 Pose questions in depth and with creative insight
C.1.P.18 Create alternative outcomes for reality through imagination
C.1.P.19 Give human traits to inanimate objects
C.1.l.20 Demonstrate an ability to overcome the constraints of logic, time and environment.
Objectives for this unit of study:
Students will discover and discuss the various faces of Creativity by examining and comparing great works of art and literature that are excellent examples of imagination, curiosity, elaboration, and mental flexibility.
Students will identify the benefits of new and different approaches to problems and discover this is often the premise of popular stories/books.
Students will recognize that often authors and artists apply or adapt a single idea or material for different uses by examining a concept from another perspective.
Students will be asked to utilize new and different approaches to a problem by modifying and adapting ideas or concepts as they compile a list of authors /book titles where this kind of creativity is used as the foundation for a futuristic story.
Students will view surreal art to identify and apply various perspectives so they can recognize how the artist transformed information into a different representation
Students will discuss classic literature such as Narnia, Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol, and recognize how the authors were able to generate unusual solutions to problems and unusual answers to questions with greater depth and complexity.
Students will recognize the need for detail and use detail to embellish or enhance objects, concepts or questions as they evaluate Edgar Allen Poe’s work; The Tell Tale Heart.
Students will examine unfamiliar concepts utilizing Brain Pop, concepts such as surrealism and pose in depth questions with creative insight.
Students will think of examples of stories like Jumanji, that created alternative outcomes for reality through imagination
Students will evaluate surrealism art like giving human traits to inanimate objects (example in House of Usher and famous artwork of Salvador Dali =melting clocks) and discuss how these artists were able to demonstrate an ability to overcome the constraints of logic, time and environment.
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