Objective: To foster students’ creativity by changing their self-image and metaphor.
Assumption: In a typical classroom, artistically-inclined students who are physically inactive may face the obesity risk while athletically-inclined students who are uninterested in the arts or creative activities may face the “4th-grade slump” in their creativity.
Intervention The Arts Olympiad Lesson Plan awakens the "inner artist" or "inner athlete” by inspiring students to embrace the "Artist-Athlete Ideal" of the creative mind and healthy body. This paradigm liberates the natural tendency toward creativity and good health by linking imagination with embodiment.
Expected Outcome: Students’ revised self-image solidifies when they depict themselves as artist-athletes in their paintings, drawings or digital art. The class is now transformed into a community of artist-athletes.
Objective: To create a perfect setting of global community for the development of mutual empathy and global leadership training.
Assumption: Children have the power to bring the human race together in a celebration of creativity, diversity, and unity.
Intervention:At this "Olympics" of children's imagination held every four years, the Arts Olympiad winners enhance interpersonal skills and receive leadership training before they collaboratively produce the Children’s Earth Flag℠ for the first human mission to Mars.
Expected Outcome: A transformative experience that inspires children to initiate positive social change in their communities and the world at large.
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