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Learners complete poetry writing activities and art analysis activities. In this creative writing and art lesson, students analyze a cubist piece by Picasso and discuss abstraction. Learners read a poem by Gertrude Stein about Picasso and discuss sound within poetry. Students think of someone they are close to and write a poem with a focus on sound.
Designed to follow a unit on 20th century authors, high schoolers participate in a discussion trying to persuade a panel of scholars which 20th century American author is most influential and should be taught in the fictitious school Picky High School. They write persuasive papers and present their arguments (along with supporting details) to the student panel.
Using examples from Socrates to Johnny Carson, this slideshow presents your students with the history and definition of dramatic irony, satire, situational irony, and tragic irony. This presentation would be useful in a language arts class, a writing seminar, a sociology lecture, or in a linguistics course.
Explore the life and works of the famous American author, Ernest Hemingway. Middle and high schoolers gain appreciation for the author through this Webquest, detailing his time in Michigan, Paris, Africa, and Cuba. Consider using this resource as a pre-reading activity to introduce the great author.
Students investigate and report on an obscure woman writer. In this women's writer instructional activity, students research a woman whose writings are considered to be lost, out of print, or forgotten. They develop an oral presentation that includes a poster based on their research.
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.
This image rich presentation can help you lead a lively and visually stunning lecture on the impact of the Cubist movement. Each slide contains a single image which exemplifies cubism or one of its six following manifestations. You'll find examples on purism, futurism, Russian avant-garde, rayonism, Supermatism, and of course cubism.
Pupils begin the instructional activity with a review of the elements of poetry. Individually, they read a variety of poems and literature one white and one black author focusing on decay, sterility and alienation. They identify these images within their poems and write their own poems using these ideas as well.
Study Cubism and Cubist art by examining a number of images with your students. They look at the relationship of Cubism to society architecture, and literature. Finally, they design a Cubist self-portrait using a variety of mediums after studying how more than one medium can be used in a piece of art.