The Man of Steel film is full of life lessons in the battle between good and evil, choices, and hope for a better world. One thing that struck me as an art teacher was that the symbol that appears on "Superman's" outfit is not really an "S" as we mere humans would assume, but rather the Kryptonian symbol for hope. This made me ponder an art lesson that asks students, "What superhero powers do you have to make the world a better place and what would your symbol be?". See brainstorm handout below.
Today I was asked how we made our Superhero Silhouettes. I thought I would try to explain with a screencast video (below). We first did a kinesthetic activity where we all became the superheroes found in this Superhero ABC book using body language to warm up for our photo. We tried to imagine ourselves as a superhero of good character defend the pillars of character and picked a pose that matched our powers. Here is their worksheet that helped them brainstorm. View the rest of the artwork on our Artsonia gallery here.
Second Graders are transforming themselves into Superheroes to defend the pillars of character in this back lit silhouette graphic. They had to use body language to communicate their super powers as they work to make our world a better place. See their images here.