19th Century France Teacher Resources
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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.
Students study the complex relationships between art, artists, and the political establishment in the 19th and 20th centuries. In this art and history lesson, students study various photos, paintings, and sculptures and learn about the ideals they represented.
Students discuss the lines, shapes, and patterns used to decorate a 19th century chandelier. In this visual arts instructional activity, students examine the lines and identify the patterns on the chandelier. Students create a papier-mache sculpture influenced by a 19th century chandelier.
Students analyze songs, drawings and stories from the 19th century temperance movement. They work together in groups to form a temperance society within their classroom and analyze strategies of campaigns during the movement.
Eleventh graders utilize 19th century songs, drawings, and lecture materials to explore the temperance movement in the US during the 19th century. They form a classroom Washington Temperance Society and work in groups to analyze temperance campaign strategies
Eleventh graders utilize the writings of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Timothy Shay Arthur, Elizabeth Smith Miller, Frances Hard and others to explore the dress reform movements of the mid to late 19th century.
Learners read and discuss the writings of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Timothy Shay Arthur and others to explore mid to late 19th century dress reform. They use their findings to write a letter to an editor from a 19th century viewpoint.
Students work in small groups to read, translate and discuss poetry by Charles Baudelaire. They use a graphic organizer to analyze the poems for Romantic elements and use their observations as a guide for class discussions and essays.
Students examine the evolution of landscape painting in France from the 17th to the 19th century. They study and compare three landscape paintings, emphasizing space, depth, and the concepts of foreground, middle ground, and background.
Eleventh graders participate in a political roundtable discussion. In this Jeffersonianism lesson, 11th graders role play individuals from the 19th century and discuss issues of the Federalist period.
Students use video and the Internet to research the life of Nellie Bly, a famous female reporter from the 19th century. They research a writer and present their information to the class in the style of a news reporter.
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.
Students infer lifestyles of 19th century American culture in the North and South with daguerreotypes accessed from web sites. They access Internet sites to find biographical and related articles interpreting photography of Mathew Brady.
Students investigate what life was like on early 19th century ships. They participate in a Webquest, explore the website for the movie, 'Master and Commander,' watch movie excerpts, take an interactive tour of a ship, and answer discussion questions.
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.
Pupils study the French sculptors of the 19th century. For this art history lesson, students study French sculptures of the 19th century. This lesson includes a discussion of the different artistic movements and is meant to be used with an accompanying visit to the Musee d'Orsay in France.
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 activity, they create their own artwork on how they view the Native Americans during this time period.
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 can gain a greater understanding of 19th century Europe by focusing on French Realism.