I'm always keeping up on what's new in the world of visual text - be it kinetic typography, wordle, tagxedo and loads of other similar applications. They are truly something valuable for us educators - allowing us to add context to text and help students learn words, sentences, language.
Today I was looking at one of my fav manifestos -
It got me thinking that wouldn't it be a great writing exercise, a great self-expression exercise, if students were to write their own manifestos or even better rewrite/remix the manifestos of others?
I put together this slideshow of examples of other manifestos out there. Download the PDF or PPT on the home page for the show. It would be a great activity to use one of these for a lesson or use them all to provide inspiration for students to make/write their own manifesto about a topic on poster A3 paper.
A great idea and would love to hear from teachers who've tried this or something similar! I will have to think about making a visual version of my own manifesto of art: Gagaism.
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