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Students discuss the lines, shapes, and patterns used to decorate a 19th century chandelier. In this visual arts lesson, students examine the lines and identify the patterns on the chandelier. Students create a papier-mache sculpture influenced by a 19th century chandelier.
Students study paintings, sculptures and of objects d'art as documents to study the 19th century Industrial Revolution. In this art history lesson, students study a chronological timeline of art during the Industrial Revolution. Students read about the art and artists of this method and time.
Students are introduced to women authors during the 19th century. In groups, they read about the criticism they faced during this time period by the public and literary community. Using the internet, they research one author to discover her characteristics and connections among other writers.
Visual literacy and art appreciation can start at any age. Expose your class to American art of the 19th century. They view two paintings and answer eight questions that require them to think about what they see and the techniques used to convey an idea. Images included are, The Gleaners by Jean Millet and The Stone Breakers by Gustave Courbet.
Students compare and contrast the elements used in the 19th century British novel and those novels in American society today. In groups, they brainstorm what it might have been like to be a teenager growing up in England during the 19th century and compare it with the information they gather from the novel itself.
Students study the rise of landscape art throughout the 19th century and the specific features of the genre. In this landscape art instructional activity, students read the definition of landscape art and its precedence in the 19th century. Students study various examples and artists who painted landscape art.
Eighth graders read excerpts of "Undaunted Courage" by Stephen Ambrose. As a class, they view slides of artwork from the time period of westward expansion and Native Americans, write their reactions and share them with the class. To end the lesson, they create their own artwork on how they view the Native Americans during this time period.
Students explore how technology has slowly changed the world, starting in the 18th Century. In 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.