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- 17th Century Exploration
- Kristina C., Special Education Teacher
- Covina, CA
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Students analyze art from the Royal Academy of Arts and read Sir Joshua Reynolds Discourses on Art. In this art analysis lesson, students explore the training of artists and their roles in the art occupation. Students identify the different types of jobs that require art training. Students complete pre-activities for the lesson, a museum visit, and post-visit activities for the lesson.
High schoolers investigate the history of astronomy and how the study of constellations has evolved since the dawn of ancient civilization. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The teacher uses demonstrations to model how the sky looked in ancient and modern times.
Students identify and explain how various inventions and astronomers have improved our appreciation of the universe. Students identify at least two constellations in the sky and discuss how they were used in ancient times to tell time and regulate activities. They identify astronomers from various time periods and their inventions. Students explain how these inventions help us to view and explain our universe.
Students read information about Orientalism, the artists who painted in that style, and study examples of the art. In this art style lesson plan, students read about the periods of Orientalism and the artists who created with the style. Students study example versions of the art and/or visit a museum with examples.
Young scholars compare and contrast the changing Native and English colonial architectural landscape of the 17th and 18th centuries. Students research and evaluate how economic technology, and the environment reflected cultural changes in the country, then write about their findings.
Students examine the cultures of the indigenous people who inhabited the United States. In this Native American history lesson, students discover how to take notes that resemble fact card games. Students quiz one another on the major native cultures of the Americas using the completed cards.
Young scholars read the mystery novel, Chasing Vermeer, research the artist and his works. Through observation of his works, they create their own pencil sketches of selected paintings. Finally, students simulate Vermeer's interiors with props and costumes and create Vermeer-style portraits.