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Wow, this presentation covers the entire Baroque period. Definitions, characteristics, and many examples of Baroque art from 1600-1750 are covered in this extensive resource. The period examples are shown in the context of their region, which makes drawing parallels between the art, imagery, and social context highly accessable. 
Young scholars examine the gestures of human subjects represented in Mannerist, Baroque and Renaissance paintings. They play charades and attempt to match dialogue with body language. They create a drawing that includes gestures.
Students look at a piece of art to make connections between early Baroque art and Baroque music. In this art and music lesson, students focus on the painting The Boy Violinist, by Hendrick Terbrugghen. They listen to the music to determine its mood before comparing and discussing the mood portrayed in the painting. They create an original mood painting.
Students explore the various emblems, symbols, and attributes in the Renaissance and Baroque art periods. In this art language lesson, students discuss and pronounce vocabulary words. Students read a French song and listen to music from Ratatouille with students identifying symbols in it. Students explore the life and art of Laurent de la Hure and analyze his "Allegory of Arithmetic." Students create an expressive work of art using symbols.
Have your class create their own art exhibit. Learners study the exchange of artwork between the Louvre in Paris and two American art museums, and create an introductory exhibit featuring European and American art from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Before embarking on this lesson, check the materials list to make sure you are prepared.
Here is a bit of art history that deals with artistic expression during an age of religious conflict. Iconography, mannerism, baroque style, and Shakespeare are all covered in this simple presentation. 
Young scholars discover Baroque art techniques through the research of Diego Velasquez' work "Las Meninas" and other Baroque art. This leads to an exciting creative art project of "everyday life" by each student.
In this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 26 matching questions regarding Renaissance arts. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Middle schoolers practice evaluating art by creating a research project and presentation. They use the Internet and library to discover a piece of art or artist whom they feel has an impact on the world of art. Next, they create a PowerPoint, written or oral presentation to demonstrate their knowledge of the subject they have chosen.
Students identify the style of structureof Baroque music. They also identify some of the themes noticed in the music. Students hypothesize about the historical period of selected pieces following identification of major stylistic elements of Baroque music.
Whether sitting in an art or European history class, viewers will enjoy the rich images presented in these slides. Art from the Baroque period, including paintings, sculptures, and furniture, is featured in this presentation, along with their characteristics and historical contexts.
Students examine the qualities of Baroque style by viewing a video about Bach. They listen to music of the era and explore the characteristics of excessive ornamentation, contrast and tension. They complete the included worksheets.
Seven major abstract art movements are analyzed by learners in groups. Each group analyzes various works by determining which work belongs to which movement. They then read Flatland, engage in an art and literary analysis discussion, then write a paper on what they've learned in class.
Students discuss persuasive messages in art. In this art history lesson, students research 17th- century European sculptures to find the messages given. They create their own sculptures and write press releases to explain their art. 
A splash of light against the dark background of the Baroque period, the Rococo Art of 18th century Europe shines brilliantly in this appealing and artistic presentation. The slides focus primarily on the paintings of French and English artists (Watteau, Boucher, Gainsborough, to name a few) with a few images of Rococo architecture at the end. It would easily supplement a lecture on art history or deepen a lesson on European history.
Fourth graders study Baroque composers. For this music lesson, rotate trough three stations, collecting information on particular Baroque composers. Worksheets, information cards, and procedure included.
Students create an understanding of contemporary artistic styles and genres through an overview of the connection of the arts throughout modern history. Students discussed visual, written and aural artistic mediums, as well as their historical context and the philosophies behind the artistic developments.
Students take a field trip to an art gallery reflecting on the paintings they like the most. Individually, they use magazines to find pictures related to their personality. In pairs, they make a mask to represent their ethnic group and discuss the purposes of African masks. To end the lesson, they make pinatas out of various materials to celebrate.
Young scholars assess the many benefits and drawbacks of reproducing works of art, such as sculpture and paintings, on CD-ROMs and on the Internet, as well as explore art history via these computer technologies.
Kids compare and contrast music from the past to the present. They listen to and review the characteristics of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Pop music. Then, they discuss the differences in each and how musical icons from the past have influenced pop music of today. Two fun extensions are included. 

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