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Learning about art is more than just looking at pictures, it's critical thinking, social studies, analysis, and observation skills all rolled into one. You'll share the painting Winter Landscape by Pieter Brueghel with your class, first by going over background information and then by working through a guided observation. After that, the class will be ready to participate in any of the nine activity options included in this resource.
Students discuss a current event. In this interactive current events instructional activity, students evaluate an article on Libya not having a no-fly zone. They listen to the article and are given the opportunity to express their opinion in multiple forms. This instructional activity includes worksheets, vocabulary, homework, and a writing prompt.
Students analyze 19th-century paintings that depict celebrations in various ways. In this visual arts lesson, students view samples of paintings during the Industrial Revolution and discuss the effects of that time period on society. Students examine the techniques various artists used to show celebrations. Students create a painting of their own favorite celebration.
Students research the effects of the Industrial Revolution through art and satire. In this Industrial Revolution instructional activity, students complete a Venn diagram, a symbolism study, a satire study, and complete an art activity to define the period and its effects.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners read a 6-paragraph article about the Iceland volcanic eruption that halted European transportation in 2010. Students respond to 5 short answer questions regarding the article. Vocabulary words and definitions are also included.
Yee-haw! Youngsters read all about the history of rodeos in a brief informational text, which has select vocabulary words defined within the lesson plan. After learning about the various events, they choose one and create a poster advertising it (consider doing this in small groups and assigning events so each one is covered). They make their own stick horses, vests, chaps, and saddle bags to prepare for a simulated rodeo, possibly even with parent spectators. Find excellent ideas to recreate these traditional games on your campus; this is going to be a lesson plan your kids will never forget!