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Looking at French Decorative Arts: The Science of Good Design
Students examine the style of an 18th-century compound microscope and its case. In this scientific design lesson, students look at Jacques Caffieri's, "Compound Microscope and Case" before comparing the design to a modern microscope. They design their own scientific or technological instrument using pencils, colored pencils, and drawing paper.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Social Studies: Art of the Revolution
Fifth graders view a slide presentation of Revolutionary period paintings and engravings and list them on a timeline of the American Revolution. They conduct Internet research on various artists. Students apply 18th century art techniques to pencil sketches of available engravings and paintings.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Changes in the New Nation
Students explore how technology has slowly changed the world, starting in the 18th Century. For this United States History lesson, students work in teams to complete numerous activities that compare and contrast life before and after technological changes started to occur, such as the invention of the plow, the cotton gin or electricity.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 23 Views 84 Downloads
O Greek Shape! O Fair Pose!
Young scholars analyze the black-figure painting style of ancient Greece and its influence on Neoclassical artists during the 18th century, as seen in drawing, painting and silhouettes, or shadow portraits. In this ancient art lesson, students use the technique of paper cutting to create an original two-dimensional work of art that expresses a personal statement.
7th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Art and Influence of Theatre
Students examine an 18th century drawing and produce a skit based on the drawing. In this art analysis lesson, students analyze the story depicted in a drawing and create a skit inspired the scene. Students research the 18th century Italian theatre and write their scenes based on the research.
12th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Looking at French Decorative Arts
Young scholars compare the role of a marchand-mercier to that of a modern-day business counterpart and write a persuasive letter. In this French art lesson, students discuss the role of the marchand-mercier in French design and role-play his position to write a persuasive letter to sell the Lit à la Polonaiseto a client.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Looking at French Decorative Arts: Makers of Nothing, Sellers of Everything
Students imagine they are a 'marchand-mercier' (or salesman) and write a persuasive letter to sell French items. In this art analysis lesson, students identify the role of a 'marchand-mercier' and write a three-paragraph letter to sell items to a client.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Ka'ianaa'ahu'ulu: A Leader of Hawai'i
Students evaluate leadership traits in 18th century Hawai'i and modern times. In this leadership skills lesson, students identify leadership traits and read the story of Ka’iana. Students monitor the leadership activities of a partner and research another leader to compare with Ka’iana.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 14 Downloads
Ambassadors of Art
Have your class create their own art exhibit. Learners study the exchange of artwork between the Louvre in Paris and two American art museums, and create an introductory exhibit featuring European and American art from the Renaissance through the 20th century.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 88 Downloads
Creating Cultural Movement Weblets to Analyze a Culture's Impact on Its Art
Students explore nature of cultural movements in Western Civilization since the 18th Century by examining various styles of painting, and analyzing impact of culture on its forms of artistic expression. Students then create imitative paintings of work by selected artist, and created weblets using Claris or Netscape.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Referencing the Classical Past
Students explore the concept of myths conveyed through art. In this art history lesson, students examine "Three Goddesses" and discuss the state of the world at the time that Nollekens created the sculptures as they analyze the pieces.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 28 Downloads
Breaking the Chains, Rising Out of Circumstances
Students investigate a sculpture from the 17th century. In this art history lesson, students examine Bust of a Man by Francis Hardwood and discover the meaning behind it. Students create their own portrait bust of somebody they admire.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Breaking the Chains, Rising Out of Circumstances
Students develop an understanding of art and history. In this lesson plan about sculpture and creating a mood, students will gain an understanding of a moment in history by observing art. Students observe busts, and paintings from the certain times.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads