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Kids look at a beautiful work of art to practice grammar, make connections from life to art, and sketching. They identify all the parts of grammar they see in the image, discuss what they see and do on a picnic, and then draw an imaged family gathering. A neat lesson the kids will love!
Here is an outstanding lesson which has learners identify plane shapes that make up geometric solids. They read a poem, try and identify shapes by reaching into a bag and feeling and describing a shape, draw plane shapes on the Imagination at Work website, take pictures of shapes found on a shape walk, and create shape snack trains.
Discuss the work of Matthew Henson, an African American who traveled to the North Pole with Robert Peary. After reading the story "Matthew Henson" by Maryann N. Weidt, learners answer questions by drawing inferences and conclusions, paraphrasing, and identifying figurative language such as similes. This is an excellent lesson.
Young learners examine, identify and use geometric shapes while creating masks. They design a mask using a drawing program, make the mask, and showcase it. They take digital pictures of their mask and write step by step directions for a PowerPoint presentation they will give.
Fifth and sixth graders practice working in pairs to determine whether they can walk with constant speed. They test themselves, collect their data, draw graphs with their data collected, manipulate the data, and then draw conclusions about to adapt to proper use of units.
Provide your young artists with an opportunity to study the masters and their techniques to become skilled at drawing still life. They discuss and view images from artists like Degas and Michelangelo, practice drawing techniques such as parallel line shading, and then create a still life on toned paper.
Ocean explorers or mathematicians research the wreck of the CSS H.L. Hunley. They investigate the actual dimensions of the Hunley using math and measuring skills. Afterward, they sketch a large scale drawing of the submarine outdoors on the black top. Assessment questions and an answer key provided.