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Learning Abstract Concepts

Students will create a movie with photos, graphics and music that depicts an abstract concept.


  • Students will create iMovies depicting abstract concepts.


  • The class will discuss abstract concepts
  • The class will brainstorm and list numerous abstract concepts (i.e., sorrow, future, wishes, infinity)
  • Each student will use the internet to find visuals they feel represents the concept
  • Students will compile the photos/graphics/music into an iMovie

Sunshine State Standards

  • LA.C.3.3.3
  • LA.A.2.3.1
  • LA.A.2.3.2
  • VA.B.1.3.2
  • MU.B.2.3.1
  • MU.E.1.3.1

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Design, develop, publish, and present products (e.g., Web pages, videotapes) using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and outside the classroom.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity, and of practical applications to learning and problem-solving.


  • iPhoto
  • iMovie
  • Internet access
  • laptops


  • Students could use same concepts to create wordless stories.
  • Students could evaluate the accuracy of the depictions by guessing what the concept is.

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