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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.
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.
Students explore dancing and drawing. In this art instructional activity, students hear music representing a certain word, dance, and draw to the same music.
Learners explore Chinese art methods. In this art activity, students recognize the beauty in Chinese painting and then work with arabesque relationships in order to create their own Chinese brushwork gesture drawing.
Learners, 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.
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.
In this logical reasoning, students figure out in what order to place four different shapes by reading the clues. Students solve the problem by drawing the shapes in the correct order.
Students research the Mississippian culture and how the regalia people distinguish themselves and their different roles in society.
Students draw human figures.
Students 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.
Students create a background with a marbling technique. They plan and create a figure from assorted papers, mixing solids and patterns. Students glue the figure to the background, and embellish negative space with glitter.
Students draw examples of physical movement or gestures based on the artwork of Keith Haring. In this art appreciation and drawing instructional activity, students observe and describe common features in the artwork of Keith Haring. Students draw poses of a favorite activity they participated in during P.E. Fun Day using gesture drawing techniques modeled by the teacher.
In this thinking skills worksheet, students draw a line connecting each blue figure without touching any other color. Students connect 4 figures.
Explore contour and shape with your class as they  complete a hand drawing. This resource outlines important points to focus on as you teach learners of any age how to successfully draw a human hand using a contour or single-line technique. 
After individually researching the lives of amazing individuals who fought for equality during the civil rights movement, your learners will each design a square to be added to a class civil rights quilt that represents a prominent figures from the movement.
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.
It's hard to explain stuff you can't see! But, this animated stick-figure drawing describes dark matter and how we know it exists. It likens the galaxy to a merry-go-round, holding the stars on their circular path. The one-minute explanation is sufficient, and makes a fun addition to your astrophysics unit.
The art activities found here have learners take a critical look at the role of women in the domestic setting. They analyze Berthe Morisot's The Cradle through a guided discussion. Then they paint men and women in traditional domestic roles. Tip: Extend the discussion to included how roles have changed over the years, and then have them paint domestic life as it was in the 1800s and how it is now. 
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.

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