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Mystery is the mood

Project Published 4/1/20 Last updated on 6/12/20

In this activity, primary/elementary students will learn tell a story from memory answering the big question: How can contrast and tone help tell a story with just one picture?

Overview: Students will be asked “Have you ever noticed that you can get scared in your room at night, but during the day your room isn’t scary anymore?” That is because light, tone, color have so much to do with how you feel! Building off a combination of Khan Academy videos and lessons, students will learn about color tone and how that impacts people’s moods. Then students will create a Spark Post to analyze an image!

The attached resources for this Khan + Create Activity are ready for students to use, including step-by-step guides and all the resources they need to get started.

This activity was contributed by Dr. Magdalena H. Gross, who was an 8th grade teacher, holds a Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University and is an Education Curriculum Producer at Adobe.

Note on format: In the attached resources you’ll see PDF and Google Docs versions. In the Google Doc version, you can view without needing a log on, and you can export to any standard file formats (e.g. PDF or .docx), or make a copy and edit to adapt as your own Google Doc to share. To do so, simply select File > Make a copy and add to your Google Drive, or download the file to your preferred file type.

  • Spark

    Adobe Spark is an easy-to-use tool that helps you turn your ideas into compelling social graphics, web stories, and animated videos

Age Levels
1-2 Hours
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Knowledge Constructor

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Sheryline Bustarga

Posted on 6/21/20 9:40:38 AM Permalink

​Interesting resource. Thanks for sharing