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Students create a functional ceramic vessel inspired by the work of another artist from art history. A number of art history resources be provided as well as the Internet. They research outside of class for the written report.
Young scholars examine the art of Impressionists. In this art history lesson plan, students research the art and artists of the Impressionism period and then identify the artist of significant Impressionism pieces. Young scholars also try their hand at the artistic style.
An art history detective; I want to be one of those! The class puts their heads together to hone their deductive and critical thinking skills in order to determine which Native American tribe created and used parfleche boxes. They'll use maps, research, and discussion to complete this fun and engaging task.
Research, art history, and web page creation! Sounds too good to be true. With tons of links and resources, the activity provides you with everything needed to engage the class in an amazing art and research activity. They create an art history timeline, research a conceptual artist, then create a website to display the research they've gathered.
Students investigate art history by researching a particular artist.  In this biographical lesson, students are given a brief summary of a artist's life and are assigned to create a report on the person.  Students create an outline based on family background, important dates and schools attended before creating a PowerPoint presentation on the artist.
Seventh graders study cave art and to learn about the importance of human expression in history. In this art history lesson, 7th graders study the characteristics of cave art and what the art reflected of the culture and time it came from. Students then make pictures in the same context as cave artists and write stories about what life was like for cave artists.
Fifth graders make a Hyperstudio presentation based on their study of different time periods in art history. They complete a timeline using a teacher made template to complete the project.
Students play "To Tell The Truth" Art History style in this fun and interactive game for the upper-elementary Art classroom. Included in the instructional activity is a detailed set of rules and suggestions for successful classroom implementation.
Fifth graders examine the history and art of the Indiana artist Marie Goth. They create a timeline of events in Marie Goth's life and discuss historical events that happened during her lifetime. Students then view portraits and paintings by Goth, write five questions for an art history Jeopardy game, and add details to a face mask they have already created.
Third graders are given the defining characteristics of the period of Art. They work in pairs to fill in worksheets imbedded in this plan describing the famous artists and works of the period. They create their own original work.
Student groups create an art history timeline. They design collages to represent different periods of art throughout history, and recreate pieces from each era.
Here is a great art activity that can be connected to several different subjects. Kids get creative as they create kites that are inspired by a famous artist or period in art history. They begin the process by choosing their inspiration, which means that this could easily be turned into a research project. They then construct their kites and start to draw. The activity would fit well into a full lesson or unit on flight, aerodynamics, art history, or even ancient kite making techniques.
Teachers can use these art history lesson plans as a way to get students to look at art in a new light.
Peek into the art and history of ancient Mexico by analyzing the artifact Stone Serpent Heads. Learners examine images of the piece, discuss its origin, history, and significance. They experience the carving process by creating similar pieces from clay or soap. The instructional activity culminates in a creative writing project where they write from the perspective of a carver from Tenochtitlan.
Line shape, color, value, form, texture, space. Students of art history are introduced to the elements of art in a 64-slide PowerPoint that illustrates how these elements combine in visual art. Other essentials, like principles of design, balance, contrast, emphasis movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity, are also included in the content-rich presentation.
Art history projects can be a lot of fun. Budding art historians research the life, art, and times of Pablo Picasso, visit the local art museum, and create a multimedia presentation showcasing his art and personal history. Handouts, permission slips, teacher's notes, and background information are all included.
Vincent Van Gogh is a fascinating subject for students of art history.
Students research Laurel True and the art of mosaics. In this art history lesson, students research mosaics from different time periods and places. They react to Laurel True's artistic work and create their own mosaics.
Students explain what art/oral history is, what art historians do, and practice art history skills of description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. Additionally, students develop writing/interviewing skills, and find information through interview, library and Internet.
Students study the similarities and differences between British and American painters located in the Musee' d'Orsay. In this art history lesson, students learn how to observe and analyze pieces of different art styles. Students read passages of biographical information for the artists and study some of the works.

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