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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 examine how paintings tell stories. They read biographies about artists, analyze paintings, research and write the art history of a painting, write a creative story based on the painting, and create a painting in the artist's style.
Turn your young artists into great marketing specialists with this fun lesson plan! They will turn ordinary soup cans into exciting choices for dinner by recreating the can label. This is a fantastic project to connect art, advertising, and nutrition! 
Your creative mathematicians will enjoy this unique lesson that combines math with art. They will create a vibrant design on a 10" by 10" grid, using pre-cut squares from colored paper. After completing their art project, individuals must calculate the fraction, decimal, and percentage of each color used in their work. What a great learning activity!
The classical arts have made a lasting impact on our society and your advanced learners get to find out why. The activity starts as the children create a list of the arts found in society, they discuss how these art forms impact their lives and define the differences between classical and popular art. Each small group is assigned an art form from the class list; they will research the history and social impact of that art form and present their findings using the art form as the presentation medium. The whole class takes on the role of art critic as they critically examine the effectiveness and artistic skill of each small group performance. Activity-based learning, based on classical art forms, fantastic!
Students observe art from different Aboriginal cultures.  In this art evaluation lesson, students discover the different traditions of cultures from the Pacific North West.  Students judge the art from these cultures with a specific criteria.
Students consider the ways nature has been used in art, and then design and create their own original sculptures using materials from nature for a class exhibit.
Students design various commercial products for the Cincinnati Art Museum using on-line sources, past designs, and creative educational software. This lesson plan has excellent project ideas for various student levels including: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and high school.
What a wonderfully creative way to have your class create a class journal. Learners use a variety of materials to design an art journal using collages, drawings, and paintings. An interesting and motivating variation on traditional journals. 
Students explore how one artist portrays her own experiences and interests through her art. Students then choose themes in their own lives and create works of art inspired by those themes.
Art history projects can be a lot of fun. Budding art historians research the life, art, and times of Pablo Picasso, visit the local art museum, and create a multimedia presentation showcasing his art and personal history. Handouts, permission slips, teacher's notes, and background information are all included.
Turn your recycled wrappers in "Rapper" Art with this creative lesson plan! Your class will create a collage using wrappers. They will also create a print plate of words or phrases to go along with their project. What a great way to emphasize self-expression!
Explore nutrition through art using this resource. Learners create art work emphasizing a particular aspect of good nutrition. They use soup cans to display their art work and discuss the ways that advertising alters consumer habits.
Learners 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.
Students analyze the military, business, and political implications of Sun Tzu's book The Art of War. In this literature instructional activity, students read and discuss the novel prior to interviewing business people about business practices that resemble warfare. Students share reports on the interview and how the information they learned reflects or does note reflect the content of Tzu's novel.
Sand has been used as an artistic medium for centuries and can be found in cultures across the globe. The class examines sand art created by the Navajo people. They mix tempera paint and sand to create their colors, and then fill jars, keeping the inspiration of the Navajo pieces in mind. When finished, the glass jar sand art would make a nice gift for a parent or other faculty member.
“The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse.”—Author Unknown. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson 16 of 20 begins talking about calories. The class takes a look at menus from Burger King and McDonald's and uses Monopoly money to purchase the calories for their meal. Then they evaluate their purchase and what it means when just one meal has a high calorie count. After the health lesson, the class in introduced to a new skill: the back lion block.
Pupils interpret possible meanings of works of art by analyzing how specific works are created and how they relate to historical and cultural contexts
Students read the article 'Fading Indian Rock Art Saved, at least in Database' and discuss its contents. After viewing examples of works from a variety of periods and places, students choose a time and place on which to conduct research.
Students examine how artists can be influential in shaping human values, discuss how art addresses social and global issues such as poverty, starvation, crime, and discrimination, research specific artist and his/her social philosophy, and engage in debate on value of art in shaping social awareness and social values.