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Symmetry in Children's Art Experiences
Read between the lines of symmetry to make important connections between math, art, culture, and nature.
Henna Hand Designs Art Lesson: Make a Unique Self-Portrait
Explore the art and cultural significance of henna hand designs. You engage the class by providing background information that describes who, what, where, when, and why henna designs are used. Then, the class uses the included templates to create a henna self-portrait. They trace their hands and use the symbolic designs to create an image of a hand that represents who they are. This is a neat idea that can easily fit into any lesson on history, art, culture and traditions, or symbolism.
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 by the basic tenets of Confucian philosophy and would later have a great effect on such artists as Van Gogh and Debussy.
Lesson: Cultural Comparisons
A game, research, and cross-cultural comparisons are in the works as you open an artistic lesson. Upper graders get analytical as they make observations that will help them create a link between abstract and creative thinking. They analyze the piece, Orator's Stool in terms of art, structure, and purpose, then create a visual or written piece that reflects a single theme.
Lesson: Culture & Change
Can a palace door be art? Can it facilitate an understanding of people and places? It certainly can! Using a palace facade as a lesson catalyst, kids will discuss geometric patterns, the kingdom of Swat, and geopolitical themes. They research the kingdom and prepare a presentation of the past and present geopolitical status of Swat.
Art of Ancient Civilizations
By studying the art of ancient civilizations, students can learn about the history and traditions of different cultures.
Egg-citing Easter Art Activities
Easter art projects can be used to teach students about a variety of cultural art forms.
Ohio Regional Cultures
Music and social studies combine in this rich lesson designed to deepen learners understanding of Ohio and its many cultural groups. After a whole class discussion on the cultural groups the make up Ohio's society and the elements of music, small groups choose one cultural group and research their music. This complete unit of lesson plans includes a bibliography of websites, instructional procedures, rubrics and excellent graphic organizers to structure student research. Just add music!
Ohio Regional Cultures
Fifth graders study the Ohio regional cultures and the role music plays in culture. In this culture and music lesson, 5th graders complete research and make a presentation that illustrates an Ohio cultural group and its location, customs, practices, social behaviors, and music.
Pop Art Ice Cream Painting
Pupils develop skills in painting and create a painting of an ice cream cone using Pop Art as in inspiration.
Pop Art Ice Cream Painting
Learners create paintings of ice cream treats using Pop Art as an inspiration while developing skills in painting in this 4th through 6th grade Art lesson. Included with the lesson are possible extensions and suggested evaluation rubric.
The Harlem Renaissance
Beauty, art, and truth is the creed of the poet, and the Harlem Renaissance was all of those things. Discover the reasons for the great migration north, the poets, musicians, and artists that were part of the Harlem Renaissance. Slides contain images and great information on many influential people of the time, as well as their contributions to modern American culture.
New! Glass Jar Sand Art: Inspired by Navajo Sand Painting
Sand has been used as an artistic medium for centuries and can be found in cultures across the globe. The class examines sand art created by the Navajo people. They mix tempera paint and sand to create their colors, and then fill jars, keeping the inspiration of the Navajo pieces in mind. When finished, the glass jar sand art would make a nice gift for a parent or other faculty member.
Aegean Art Cycladic Art 3200-1050 BC, Minoan Art 3000-1100 BC, and Mycenaean Art 1600-1100 BC
So exciting, art from the ancient mediterranean! Get ready to divulge interesting facts about the art and culture of the Minoans, Mycenaeans, Aegeans, and Cycladians. Each slide provides a map, images of art, and the cultural significance found in the style and craftsmanship of each piece shown. Learners will discover how and why these ancient artists made what they did.
Role of Masks in African Cultures
Students explore ancient tradition and craft of mask making, examine role or function of masks in African culture, create instruments, and participate in class projects.
It's Art ... Naturally
Young scholars consider the ways nature has been used in art, and then design and create their own original sculptures using materials from nature for a class exhibit.
Japan Teacher Implementation Plan/ Japanese Culture
Students in a variety of activities in order to appreciate the culture of Japan. The primary assessments are an art project and a written report. This instructional activity is extremely helpful because it includes the rubric for both projects.
Students explore how one artist portrays her own experiences and interests through her art. Students then choose themes in their own lives and create works of art inspired by those themes.
A Critical Look at Aboriginal Art
Students observe art from different Aboriginal cultures. For this art evaluation lesson, students discover the different traditions of cultures from the Pacific North West. Students judge the art from these cultures with a specific criteria.
The Impact of Cultural Values in EArly Industrial England
Tenth graders analyze works from the period of the Industrial Revolution in England and identify the cultural values depicted and inferred that paved the way for the Industrial Revolution to occur at this time. They create captions that may would have been appropriate to accompany the artwork. They compare the values depicted with the current attitudes toward work in today's society.