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Unity and Variety in a Textural Collage
Students explore texture in art. In this textured collage art lesson, students observe and identify texture in famous artwork from artists around the world. Students plan and create a textured collage of a chosen animal.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 42 Downloads
Evaluating the Accessibility of Polling Places
Young scholars design ways to accommodated voters with disabilities. In this creative problem solving lesson, students use the ADA checklist for polling places and universal design principles to evaluate a polling place. They draw plans showing their improvements.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 10 Views 24 Downloads
Racing With the Sun - Creating a Solar Car
Here's an exciting and innovative lesson plan that's sure to get your charges fired up! In it, they use engineering design principles to construct and test a fully solar powered car. One caveat: the kits that each group needs to make their cars is $35.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 3 Downloads
Middle school learners create original covers for fiction or nonfiction books. They access various technologies to combine text and graphics to reflect their perspective of a recently-studied work of literature. In addition, they complete a a summary and analysis of the literary work that reflects the author's intent and style.
8th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 50 Downloads
New Review Memories of the Past
Explore contemporary American Indian art. After viewing a set of images, class members discuss the design elements of techniques present, as well as how these artists represent history and culture. Learners examine the parfleche and create their own versions that reflect their own traditions and cultural histories.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
New Review Who Am I?
Connect design elements and principles to identity a culture with a discussion and related art activity. After analyzing artwork in relation to design, class members talk about personal and cultural identity. Using items that represent their own identities, individuals create their own works of art.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
4 Part Color Study in Painter Classic
Students use the Wacom tablet to demonstrate observational drawings, design principles, and color schemes. Students create four different images of a common art or graphics tool based on four color schemes and a different effect.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 10 Downloads
Media Literacy: Communication
Sixth graders design travel brochures using technology to persuade people to visit their location. In this travel brochure lesson plan, 6th graders must communicate what is attractive about a place that would convince you to visit. Students present their projects.
6th 21st Century Skills 15 Views 99 Downloads
Students create a marketing design, print communication design and a package design for a suite of products for an imaginary company. They identify the qualities of successful logos and incorporate those qualities into their own designs.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 44 Downloads
Symmetrical Design: Pennsylvania Barn Signs
Second graders explain and apply the visual arts elements and the design principle of symmetry and apply media, techniques, and processes. In addition, they describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Fantastiks: Exploring the Longest Running Musical in History
Designing or finding high-interest, engaging activities to extend learning opportunities can be a challenge. Whether or not you plan on using The Fantastiks, try to remember to never say no to adding this menu of activities to your curriculum library.
8th - 12th Language Arts 35 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Aboriginal Voices in Canadian Contemporary Art
Students study the art work of aboriginalists and create art work of their own to demonstrate an understanding of the art form. In this art lesson plan, students create 3D art and experiment with color combinations.
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Skyscrapers: Engineering Up!
Middle schoolers build their own newspaper skyscrapers with limited materials and time. They identify several different structural engineering principles relating to skyscrapers. They explain how their towers resisted the wind load.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering 8 Views 16 Downloads
Expressive Self Portrait - Mixed Media
Students create self-portraits using prior artistic knowledge and personal experiences. Emphasis is placed on the works of Albrecht Durer, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Romare Bearden, and Chuck Close for inspiration.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 36 Downloads
Evaluating the Accessibility of Polling Places
Eighth graders apply the six steps in technology problem solving as they use the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Checklist for Polling Places and the seven Universal Design Principles to evaluate and make recommendations for changes in a polling place to accommodate voters with disabilities.
8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 4 Downloads