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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. 
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.
Students 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.
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.
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.
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.
Young scholars explore the various emblems, symbols, and attributes in the Renaissance and Baroque art periods. For this art language lesson, students discuss and pronounce vocabulary words. Young scholars read a French song and listen to music from Ratatouille with students identifying symbols in it. Young scholars 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.
Learners 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.
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. 
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. 
Bring art and literature together with these interdisciplinary activities. As learners read The Odyssey, they also look at Apollonio di Giovanni's painting The Adventures of Ulysses. Various questions are listed for scholars to consider as they read, and a summary activity is outlined. After they have read and compared the epic and painting, learners write their own epic adventures and illustrate them accordingly. Look at the important aspects and overlapping themes between
Observe images and discuss what messages they convey. In this critical thinking lesson plan, students determine whether works of art are trying to persuade their audience. They also consider the media and how they communicate messages to viewers.
Students investigate some the ways art has responded to conflict throughout history. Through teacher lecture and demonstration, students witness the historical background of a piece of artwork and how it reflects the conflict it represents. Students create their own piece of artwork to illustrate what September 11, 2001 meant in terms of US history.
In this online interactive world history instructional activity, students answer 26 matching questions regarding Renaissance arts. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Fourth graders study Baroque composers. In 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.
Learners engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of West African Art. They conduct research using a variety of resources. They focus upon the history, geography, economics, and political systems. The information is used to create class presentations or have class discussion.

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