Skateboarding Art & Design
English Language Arts with dual credit opportunities in Health, PE, Art, Design
English Language Arts
Digital Media Art (CTE)
Bobi Blue, Carolyne Haycraft
Alliance HS @ Kenton
Essential Question(s) or Theme(s)
How can we use different structures and modes of writing to reflect and document our experiences in designing and constructing a personalized skateboard?
In this interdisciplinary project, students use design thinking and process to make and publicly exhibit personalized skateboards. From community partners CalSkate and ArtDesignXchange and local skating champions, students learn the history and social significance of skating in Portland. Through journals and work logs, students reflect on and document their creative process and learning experience.
Editorial reviews of Skateboarding Film or Skater Biography
Mood boards, journal reflections, designs
- CCSS ELA W.9-10.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
- CCSS ELA SL.9-10.1. Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
- CCSS ELA L.9-10.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
- CCSS ELA RI.9-10.2. Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
- CCSS ELAStudent W.9-10.6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.