⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Can you show me how to give the Barbie DreamHouse a grown-up makeover?

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⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Can you show me how to give the Barbie DreamHouse a grown-up makeover?

Grade Level: 6-8

Subject: Design and Creativity

Objective: Students will learn how to redesign and give a "grown-up" makeover to the Barbie DreamHouse, enhancing their design skills and creativity.

Materials Needed:
- Barbie DreamHouse (or a dollhouse)
- Paint (various colors)
- Wallpaper or adhesive contact paper
- Furniture (optional)
- Decorative accessories (optional)
- Craft supplies (scissors, glue, tape, etc.)
- Magazines or printouts for inspiration


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by showing students the Barbie DreamHouse and asking them if they have ever played with dollhouses.
- Discuss the concept of a "grown-up" makeover and explain that they will be redesigning the Barbie DreamHouse to reflect a more mature style.

2. Research and Inspiration (15 minutes):
- Provide students with magazines or printouts showcasing different interior design styles.
- Allow students to browse through the materials and find inspiration for their DreamHouse makeover.
- Encourage them to consider color schemes, furniture styles, and overall themes.

3. Design Planning (20 minutes):
- Instruct students to sketch or create a digital design plan for their DreamHouse makeover.
- They should include details such as paint colors, wallpaper patterns, furniture arrangements, and decorative accessories.
- Encourage them to think creatively and incorporate their personal style.

4. Makeover Execution (45 minutes):
- Provide students with the necessary materials.
- Instruct them to begin the makeover process by painting the walls, either using a brush or spray paint.
- They can also apply wallpaper or adhesive contact paper for a more realistic look.
- If available, students can rearrange or replace the furniture and add decorative accessories to enhance the design.

5. Reflection and Presentation (10 minutes):
- Have students reflect on their makeover experience and discuss what they enjoyed and found challenging.
- Instruct them to present their redesigned DreamHouse to the class, explaining their design choices and the inspiration behind them.
- Encourage students to ask questions and provide feedback to their classmates.

Common Core Labels Correlations:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.4: Produce clear and coherent writing (design plans and reflections).
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.G.A.1: Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.A.1: Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures.

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