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Students demonstrate their understanding of French text by correctly filling in a chart, and by responding to questions. They demonstrate an understanding of French adjectives by using appropriate written forms of adjectives when describing a partner's handwriting.
"The Beaches of Agnes": Planning a Video Self Portrait
Agnes Varda’s autobiographical “The Beaches of Agnes,” models for young filmmakers the cinematic self-portrait. Far from “old and plump,” Varda is a giant of filmmaking and will inspire your pupils. After watching a clip of this famous French woman, class members create a storyboard for their own reflection on a place, relationship, or experience of personal importance. Activities, extensions and adaptations, as well as assessment suggestions are included.
The Body Talks
Students examine the gestures of human subjects represented in Mannerist, Baroque and Renaissance paintings. They play charades and attempt to match dialogue with body language. They create a drawing that includes gestures.
Discovery of Caveman Art
Students investigate the life of early man as depicted in the cave art in Lascaux and Chauvet in southwestern France. They use a variety of activities in an attempt to unravel the mystery surrounding the discovery.
Similarities Between African Folktales And French Folktales
Students study the importance of the Storyteller in ancient times as well as in modern times. They realize that this is an art essential to the development and evolution of the mind and that today more than ever we need to rely on Storytelling to fight the mental passivity resulting from the use and abuse of TV.
NGA Kids Inside Scoop Spring 2007
Young scholars become familiar with the work of Claude Monet and his garden paintings. In this Monet lesson, students compare the garden works of Claude Monet. Young scholars examine pictures for the colors in his paintings. Students complete a word search to find the English and French names of the colors.
Paris Film and Places To Go
Learners practice using the internet in order to investigate how to choose movies for viewing in Paris and how to find a location. This done using a specific website. They also review vocabulary related to different genres of art and film.
After Impressionism from Van Gogh to Matisse (1886 - 1906)
Students plan a museum visit to study Impressionist paintings and its artists. In this Impressionism lesson, students examine the colors and perception of space in Impressionist artwork. Students recognize the characteristic elements of Impressionist paintings.
MONET'S GARDEN BY THE SEA
Students establish their own design utilizing a similar composition to Monet's, integrate their drawing skills in creating a "garden by the sea."
Compare and Contrast Photograph Art
Take a trip down Pearblossom Highway with this lesson about comparing and contrasting. Using David Hockney's Pearblossom Hwy and another image of the same highway (photograph or other image), students compare and contrast the two artworks showing the same image. They write a descriptive composition based on the images, recognize one-point perspective in artwork, then apply this perspective in a drawing they create. This lesson includes additional extension activities.
Lesson: Double Album: The Collection and the Archive
An open discussion starts this lesson plan off. The class takes a critical look at five works of art that demonstrate the impact and purpose of identity through collections or archives. They then write a list or draw 10-15 items found in their rooms that convey who they are. Note: The image links found in this lesson plan are not currently functional.
The Northern Renaissance
Differentiating between Northen European art and Italian art, these slides detail the intricacies of art during the Renaissance. Flemish, French, German, and English art, as well as the art of the "Low Countries" (Austria, Spain, and Greece) are featured in rich, brilliant colors. This walk through a virtual museum will leave your class spellbound and inspired.
Although this lesson was written to use Express Magazine, it could easily be done with a different source. Pupils write on topics of their choosing, using vocabulary and phrases selected by the teacher. They then create their own vocabulary lists using words and phrases from various sources. There's a sample vocabulary list included to give you an idea of the types of phrases needed.
Students analyze Greek vase painting and create their own vase art. For this vase painting lesson, students analyze the design element shape and the relationship between figure and ground. Students design a figure/ground relationship using a letter of the alphabet. Students make an ambiguous figure/ground composition using the negative shapes from the letter project.
Math is Beautiful
Students explore how geometry is used on the composition of artworks by artists from different cultures. This lesson is equally suited for a Math or Art classroom at the late-elementary or early-middle school level.
Lesson Plan for Danse by Claude Debussy
High schoolers study the life and music of Claude Debussy. They listen to and compare the orchestration and compositional technique of the Debussy composition, 'Danse.' They compare a piano arrangement to an orchestrated version.
Learners study the work of David Grisman and American blue grass music. In this blue grass music lesson plan, students research the origins of this music genre, and then participate in activities including researching oral traditions, play tunes, and writing their own music.
Qui veut jouer avec moi?
Seventh graders focus on using the passeÂ¿Â¿ composeÂ¿Â¿ of verbs and for sports and musical instrument vocabulary in a meaningful context. They create a personal narrative about a life experience related to music or sports.
Jean-Leon Gerome Lesson Plan
Young scholars explore works by French painter Jean-Leon Gerome. In this visual arts lesson, students investigate the use of perspective in Gerome's work and then make their own drawings that feature the use of perspective.
Decorating Objects....And Re-Decorating
Students decorate cups or bowls with thematic designs that represent Chinese culture. In this decorating lesson plan, students will decorate their cups or bowls and then “sell” these works of art to partners role-playing as French tourists. Partners will add further decorations to the original designs. Each student will also write an account of his or her object’s journey.