Lesson Plan


This project invites students to learn about artists that invented new tools to more deeply and creatively explore the topics they find interesting. Students are invited to identify their own creative talents and topics of interest in order to imagine a new tool they might invent themselves.


  • Arts > General
  • Career & Technical Education > General
  • Career & Technical Education > Technology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Other


art artist invention Pop!Tech



Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0


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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-09-14.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This activity includes a collection of resources to provoke student thinking about creative invention. Intended for late high school students, a poem and a series of Pop Tech! videos (http://www.poptech.com/ - Creative Commons license) inspire student discussion of artists’ invention and creative expression, with the ultimate goal of helping students imagine tools of their own expression. Also included are a series of thoughtful questions to guide students in this process. The CRS imagines this is a robust lesson in the contributing teacher’s own classroom, but for the benefit of the Curriki community who may be less familiar with these ideas, it would be beneficial to include more specific pedagogy. The CRS would like to see how the topic is introduced in the classroom, suggestions for how to moderate the classroom discussion or more examples of artist- and student-created tools.

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