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Portrait and Figure Drawing
Students investigate the self-portraits and figure drawings of famous artists such as Käthe Kollowitz, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt and others following their own attempts to create their expressive original drawings.
Portrait and Figure Drawing
Students practice their drawing skills. In this drawing skills lesson, students complete a self-observation drawing activity and then 3 methods of figure drawing.
Second graders participate in a demonstration where the teacher chooses a student and uses the student in a figure drawing. They study the repetition of a color throughout the picture and how the color repetition makes the eye follow that color through the picture.
Chinese Brushwork Gesture Drawing
Students explore Chinese art methods. In this art lesson, students recognize the beauty in Chinese painting and then work with arabesque relationships in order to create their own Chinese brushwork gesture drawing.
Three Dimensional Art of Vertebrates and Invertebrates
High schoolers, during this twelve week series of lessons, learn basic anatomy through life sketches of human skeletons and shells. They learn fundamentals of line and convey life through sketches learning science through art.
Picture Your Future
Fifth graders use Career-O-Rom-A interactive software to investigate various careers in which they are interested. They examine the clothing associated with their career choices and workplaces. They list ten careers which still appeal after research.
Figure Drawing Unit
Middle schoolers draw human figures.
Students research the Mississippian culture and how the regalia people distinguish themselves and their different roles in society.
Movement-Proportion-Greek Vase Figure Drawing
Learners begin the lesson by drawing figures doing different activities. As a class, they view artwork on Greek vases and discover how the political situations affect the drawings on the vases. They draw their own scene to place on a vase and review the impact of positive and negative space.
Reflections: Balancing Line, Shape, and Color
Fifth graders study repeated lines and colors as they create lines of symmetry. For this math and visual arts lesson, 5th graders examine works of art by Michael Gregory and Martin Puryear to look for colors, lines, and shapes. They use a variety of color palettes in the polygons they draw with water soluble pencils as they show reflection in their artwork.
Four Mathematics Lessons for Grade 9
These four lesson plans build algebra skills for working with numbers in exponential form and for examining triangles. Be aware that in the text, scientific notation is referred to as index notation and the laws of exponents as the laws of indices. Learners perform operations with numbers in this format, investigate graphs of given equations, use scientific calculators to evaluate expressions, and then calculate the angles and sides of congruent or similar triangles.
Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum
Henry David Thoreau and Linda Ronstadt? Ann Tyler and Pete Townshend? Joyce Carol Oates and Pearl Jam? This richly detailed plan pairs classic literature with contemporary music and asks learners to analyze how the theme of conformity is developed in different mediums. Suggest parings and discussion questions are included.
Transformations: Architectural Elevations
Fourth graders create a design for a fort or tree house using blocks. In this architecture lesson plan, 4th graders make a collage and then use that to make their design.
In this transformations instructional activity, 10th graders solve and complete 27 various types of problems that include similar figures and justifying answers. First, they dilate the shape shown using a zoom factor from the origin. Then, students solve for the unknown variable in each similar figure. They also find the perimeter and area of the shaded region of the figure.
Balsa Glider Competition
Students engage in a instructional activity which brings together the students' knowledge of engineering and airplanes and the creation of a glider model to determine how each modification affects the flight. The students use a design procedure whereby one variable is changed and all the others are kept constant. Each group has a test flight to see which design flie the best.
Mughal Miniature Paintings: Natural Beauty
Art and history go hand-in-hand as youngsters explore Mughal miniature painting. They start by discussing the natural materials used in India in the 15th century to create painting pigments. Then they experiment as they design and create miniature works of art similar to those of long ago. Some fantastic example images, great web links, and a list of natural painting materials are included.
Learners discover that charge movement through a circuit depends on the resistance and arrangement of the circuit components. In a hands-on activity, students build and investigate the characteristics of series circuits. In another activity, learners design and build a flashlight. Excellent extension activities imbedded in this plan are sure to motivate the students.
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Young scholars design and promote technological devices for Father's Day gifts that reflect evolving social trends. They consider the new image of dads cast by today's media and advertisements and its influence.
Students draw a portrait. In this portrait lesson students sketch two portraits from real life. Students use facial proportion guidelines.
In this identifying fractions worksheet, students read fractions, observe figures, draw lines to create the given fractions, and color to show the fraction. Students solve 10 problems.