Aesthetics Teacher Resources
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Using popsicle sticks and glue, groups must work together to design and build a bridge that can support weight and is aesthetically pleasing. The lesson begins by learners reading about different features of bridge architecture, followed by design and building of the bridge, and finally, each learner answers reflection questions.
2nd - 12th Math
Favorite Sports and Athletes: an Introduction to Sports Media
Even young children watch sports and like team logos and products. It's never too early to think critically about what's onscreen. This exercise develops awareness that media communicate values (i.e. who participates in sports and who doesn't; violence is newsworthy), and how aesthetic appeal can influence beliefs.
K - 3rd Health
Door Panels and Details: Renaissance Revival/Aesthetic Cabinet
Students investigate the history of cabinetry and furniture, specifically the Renaissance period. In this art history lesson, students investigate photographs of the Renaissance Revival/Aesthetic Cabinet, and examine the small characteristics and details.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Part of understanding art is understanding why artists choose to make what they do. Learners work through a three-part series of slides to better understand the concept of aesthetics and aesthetic choice. Slides include examples, definitions, images, and real-life situations in which aesthetic choice is employed.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Piecin' It Together
Students examine the art of marquetry. In this Renaissance art lesson, students view the marquetry on the "Renaissance Revival/Aesthetic Cabinet." Students then create a piece of art, demonstrating marquetry skills. Students place triangular pieces of paper next to each other to design a picture.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Become a Journalist
Explore the newspaper as a unique entity with a detailed and extended unit. The unit requires learners to consider the newspapers' role in democracy, think about ethics, practice writing and interviewing, and examine advertising and news content.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Exploring Poetry and Poets
Combine the study of poetry and non-fiction texts with this complete and ready-to-use six-week unit. After reading numerous poems from local writers and compiling a personal anthology, high schoolers find and read a memoir or biography of a chosen poet.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Copper Sheet Boxes: Artistic Engineering
Secondary artists create a metal box made from copper tooling foil and solid oil paint sticks (Shiva Paintstiks). The exacting design develops organizational principles and the painted finish allows for individual expression of aesthetics. Template for the box is included, along with a detailed list of materials needed.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Aesthetic Connections in Music and Visual Art
High schoolers discuss aesthetics using an existing and student-created program music. They describe music, propose meanings in music and defend their points of view.They also describe and defend music and visual arts representations of subject matter not related to the arts.
11th Visual & Performing Arts
Text as Object and Art: Aesthetic Impact on Audience Reception of Books in the Early Renaissance and Today
Tenth graders examine the role that aesthetics play in the publication of books. In groups, they apply the concept of physical affectation on each reader's experience to literature. They also compare and contrast the varied types of information one page can communicate to the reader.
10th English Language Arts
Shakespeare's Sonnets 29 & 130
Use the ideas here for a Valentine's Day activity (or anytime you study sonnets) with your 11th graders. Demonstrate how to analyze a love poem by conducting a think aloud about Shakespeare's Sonnet 29. Then small groups analyze Sonnet 130 by taking turns thinking aloud about specified couplets or quatrains while groupmates take notes.
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Nature and the Environment in Postwar Japan
Japan has a complex relationship with the environment. Explore this relationship with your class through this resource. Included are thought questions, several activity ideas that range from writing, to discussion, to research, and an idea for a theoretical conversation about attitudes toward nature.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Teaching and Learning Through Objects
Students identify and interpret the function, usefulness or utitlity, form, beauty or aesthetics, and meaning, context or story, of objects and how they learn new skills and make things that they learn traditionally, by observation and imitation, in everyday life from people around them.
4th - 8th English Language Arts
A Sign of Their Times
Students identify the social climate that created the terms Degenerative Art and Fascist Aesthetic. They also identify how and why certain artists' artwork fell into these categories. Students recognize and discuss the Expressionist styles and techniques of Kokoschka and his contemporaries.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Celebrating Modernism at the A Century of Progress World's Fair
Students examine aesthetic movement known as modernism, discover why organizers chose modernism as World Fair's design pattern, interpret photographs of modernist fair buildings and identify artifacts that reflect modernist ideas, and explain how fair's design was similar to global Art Moderne movement of the time.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Children learn by doing. Here, they discuss cultural uses of containers, coil and slab techniques, functional aesthetics, and the principles of art and design. The entire process for making a coil pot is fully described here to make the experience run as smoothly as possible.
1st - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Patterning Possibilities Master of Ikerre's Yoruba Door Panel
Students examine patterns in the Yoruba "Door Panel." In this art and patterning instructional activity, students discover how the concepts of symmetry, repetition, clarity of form and line, conceptual proportion, and high relief are exhibited in the "Door Panel.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Justin Hayward: The Art of Landscape
Landscapes by Justin Hayward (not the singer, songwriter, guitarist of the Moody Blues but the Wyoming landscape artist) are featured in a watercolor lesson that models how artists are able to create the illusion of depth on a flat surface.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Biomimicry in Engineering
Take a look with your class at how nature supplies inspiration to engineers. In cooperative groups, youngsters research biomimicry and then develop a system that would help support people living on the moon. Each team also considers patent rights and presents their design to their peers.
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable