Enter if You Will: The People’s Design Award
By Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, September 21, 2007
- High School
- People's Design Award
- Language Arts
Common Core Standards
Anchors for Reading:
Key Ideas and Details:
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Craft and Structure:
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Production and Distribution of Writing:
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge:
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Anchor standards for Speaking and Listening:
Comprehension and Collaboration:
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Anchor standards for Language:
Conventions of Standard English:
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
- conduct Internet research
- participate in small-group and large-group discussion
- learn about the design process
- analyze, summarize, critique, and evaluate information from varied sources
- make judgments
- create a presentation
- “People’s Design Award Journal Log” handout (attached)
- “Submit Your Design” handout (attached)
- Internet Web sites
- Computer with Internet access
- Writing journal
- Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, located in New York City, is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The Museum launched the People’s Design Award in September of 2006, which gives the general public an opportunity to nominate and vote for their favorite designs. By logging on to http://www.cooperhewitt.org/national-design-awards/2014-national-design-award-winners/ users are able to browse the 2014 winners and suggest nominees for 2015. The site receives hundreds of nominations, thousands of votes and more than 100,000 visitors. The winner of the first People’s Design Award in 2013 was the Katrina Cottage, which was designed by Marianne Cusato.