18th Century Art Teacher Resources
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New Review The Symbolism of Allegorical Art
Introduce learners to allegorical art with four bronze sculptures by Francesco Bertos. After modeling how to recognize bias and allegory in Bertos' Africa, class groups examine the other three sculptures in the series before creating...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Islamic Art; Exploring the Visual Arts of the Middle East
The intent of this unit is to demonstrate some of the traditional arts of the Middle East. Extensive background information on the religion, culture, and nature of Islamic art found throughout the Middle East is provided. Each of the...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
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...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Altes Museum in Berlin: An Institution of German Romanticism
Museums that house art also house history. Take a look inside the Altes Museum in Berlin with a great presentation that provides background on the construction and history of the museum. Image and text will help learners conceptualize...
11th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Kabuki: The People's Dramatic Art
Discover the kabuki form of Japanese classical theater performance and its reflection of the historical evolution of Japanese government and culture. As the first dramatic performance form catering to the common people, kabuki is shaped...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Art of Furniture: Decorations Inspired by Nature
What inspires furniture designers? As learners of all ages view examples of woodworking used in French and American furniture, they discuss woodworkers' techniques and inspirations. They identify techniques such as veneering and...
2nd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Picturing History: John Singleton Copley and British Portraiture
Students observe and compare 18th century British portraits with those made by John Singleton Copley. By conducting research they explore the cultural climate of the portraits in order to write a historically accurate story.
5th - 11th English Language Arts
Looking at French Decorative Arts: The Science of Good Design
Students examine the style of an 18th-century compound microscope and its case. For this scientific design lesson, students look at Jacques Caffieri's, "Compound Microscope and Case" before comparing the design to a modern microscope....
9th - 12th Science
The Lost Art of Democratic Debate
Debates afford our learners the opportunity to become better researchers, critical thinkers, eloquent speakers, and informed participants in our society. If you are planning to host debates in your classroom, try beginning by exploring...
20 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Setting the Tone with Figurative Language
Explore figurative language with your secondary class. Extending a language arts unit, the lesson plan prompts middle schoolers to examine how an author's word choice establishes a story's tone, possibly using metaphors, similes,...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
When Art Conveys a Political Message
Twelfth graders learn art is an effective way to convey a political message. They learn how political messages are created to convey a message. They analyze a piece of artwork and then write a short paragraph from the point of view of...
12th Social Studies & History