Aesthetics Teacher Resources
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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...
K - 3rd Health
Door Panels and Details: Renaissance Revival/Aesthetic Cabinet
Students investigate the history of cabinetry and furniture, specifically the Renaissance period. For this art history lesson, students investigate photographs of the Renaissance Revival/Aesthetic Cabinet, and examine the small...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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...
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...
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...
10th English Language Arts
New Review The Day The Earth Stood Still: What Is a Movie?
Middle schoolers explore the art of film with this carefully scaffolded series of lessons that introduces film genres, explores the narrative structure of films, and uses The Day the Earth Stood Still to model how to become active...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Images of Poetry
Using a simple yet solid lesson plan, pupils discuss poetic devices and imagery in modern day poetry using "Morning", written by Billy Collins. After analyzing this piece, your young writers will then write their own poems reflecting a...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
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...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Patterning Possibilities Master of Ikerre's Yoruba Door Panel
Students examine patterns in the Yoruba "Door Panel." In this art and patterning lesson, students discover how the concepts of symmetry, repetition, clarity of form and line, conceptual proportion, and high relief are exhibited in the...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
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