Lesson Plan: Pop Art and Dadism Poetry

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Lession Plan 1 – Pop Art and Dadism Poetry

1. Idea – Connecting pop art with it’s predecessor, dadism
2. Objectives – to improve the ability to connect historical art period and to make art piece

21st century skills Learning skills Teaching strategies Evidence of success
Information and communication Students communicate among themselves about the objectives and goals of their work Conceptualization, dialogue Poster
Thinking and reasoning skills Spacial placement Dialogue facilitation
Personal and workplace skills Cooperation, dialogue Presentation

Targets: Students need to read the instructions on how dadism poets wrote their poems. They are given a text by Tristan Tzara. They are also instructed that they are going to make a poem with pictures of food. After talking about the relationship between dadism and pop art, they need to conclude how to make a poem.
Evaluation: Each group of students presents and reads their poem.
Training materials: Magazines and leaflets, scissors, glue, poster, paper
Management and learning process:
Today we are going to work on producing a pop art and dadistic poem. Dadaism is a movement in literature which mostly influenced creation of pop art. Do you like poetry? What are your favourite poems? Does anyone here write poetry? How can poetry be written? Can poetry be manufactured?
Today, we are going to manufacture some poems. We will split into groups (depending on number of students) and each group will get one piece of paper with the instruction which I will read out loud, and you will get the materials (magazines and leaflets with vegetables, fruit, meat products; scissors, glue, papers for posters, etc) for work.
First I will read out loud the instructions for making dadistic poems, written by Tristan Tzara:
To make a Dadaist poem:
• Take a newspaper.
• Take a pair of scissors.
• Choose an article as long as you are planning to make your poem.
• Cut out the article.
• Then cut out each of the words that make up this article and put them in a bag.
• Shake it gently.
• Then take out the scraps one after the other in the order in which they left the bag.
• Copy conscientiously.
• The poem will be like you.
• And here are you a writer, infinitely original and endowed with a sensibility that is charming though beyond the understanding of the vulgar.
In the same manner, you will cut out pictures of any food you can find, put it in one bag, shake it and make dadaistic poem with pieces of food on your poster.
You have 15 minutes to finish the task
After you finish, you will deceide how you will read your poem. Remeber, just because it doesn’t have any words or letters, it doesn’t mean that you can’t read it.
Each group reads their poems.
After poems are read, teacher can ask questions about the process of making strange poetry, if there is time left: was the task easy, is writing poetry easy, why do we need poetry in modern world, can poetry be technical as Tzara made it, is poetry written or made, what is the product of poetry, can poetry contribute to something else in modern world, how are poets treated today, etc.

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