Art, Grade 9, Grade Levels, Grade 10, Type, Grade 11, High School (9-12), Activities/Games, Subject, Social Studies, Grade 12

Stephen Hawking Art Analysis Activity

[Image description] Stephen Hawking cartoon. Stephen in his wheelchair floating above the Earth in space. 


Stephen Hawking passed away recently and many artists processed the loss through art. Their art depicts disability from multiple perspectives. In this activity students will explore 2 contrasting images. Take note of the details and how the images depict Stephen Hawking and his physical disability. Both of the images are from Twitter and chances are students have already seen both of the images just scrolling through their phones. Students will explore elements of art, social studies and psychology in this lesson. The focus of the discussion is up to individual educators.

Lesson Plan: 

Activity Thinking Critically About Disability Images from Social Media.docx

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