Mars is an important destination for the “Rose” Crew! There, they rescue the rover, MARtha, and learn about the “Not-So-Sweet Potato Rebellion.” This is a fictional conflict that arose in the mid-22nd century, when experiments in Martian sweet potato cultivation took a livelier turn than expected…
In the 8th grade lessons, students will be designing a Mars colony set and a space creature. In the first lesson, students will begin by learning about what a set is, the design process, and brainstorming about what we know about Mars. Students will be creating a design collage to showcase their initial set design ideas. Students will gather images that show inspiration for a Mars exterior, settlement buildings, and technology in the colony and create a google slides presentation. In the second lesson, students will create a design for a mutated sweet potato creature that is mentioned in the play. Students have the option to draw their creature, create a digital collage using images from the internet, create the creature using pieces of cut construction paper, or create a physical collage by cutting out pictures from magazines or printed images to create a picture of the mutated sweet potato!
Bon Appetit (???)
Vivian and Emily