surrealism, Mythology & games!
Combining the Surrealists use of chance and the dream-like nature of mythology in a game unit seemed like a natural way to motivate and intrigue students in 3rd-7th grade. They watched videos on Greek and Native American Mythology as well as the Surrealists. They then made a gameboard in Google Slides with three categories: heads, torsos/arms and lowerbody/legs. I let them choose any human or animal image to place in these, then they rolled a die to create sketches and make a final drawing with shading, or a monster out of clay.