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Where Do We Come From? who Are We? Where Are We Going?
Middle schoolers are responsible for producing works for, coordinating (with the teacher?s assistance) and mounting an exhibition to be presented at a parent-teacher open house. They examine literature by Henry David Thoreau and other writers.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Virtual Figure Sculptures
Students identify visual arts by identifying famous artwork on-line. In this sculpture lesson, students utilize the web to research popular sculptors and to see a video interview with Keith Haring. Students utilize paper, cardboard, markers, pencils and paper clips to create their own sculptures which they display around school.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Searching the World Wide Web for Rudy Autio
Middle schoolers research Rudy Autio. In this research lesson students maneuver through the Internet to better understand the artist Rudy Autio. They examine his background, educational experiences, art production, influences, and style.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
The First Artists
Young scholars explore the importance of cave paintings as the first examples of visual art in the Western Hemisphere. They compare examples of cave art to modern art pieces, discuss the lives of cave painters, create their own animal drawing in the cave painting style and write a story about cave art in this seven part mini-unit.
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 93 Downloads
Giants of the Past
Students create a paper sculpture based on ancient Greek statues. In this visual arts lesson, students read the book, The Mysterious Giant of Barletta and use cardstock to create their own statue. Students write a narrative story told from the sculpture's viewpoint.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
The Geometry of Paul Goble's Artwork
Students examine the concepts of geometry used by Paul Goble in his book Adopted By The Eagles. After analyzing Mr. Goble's work they create an original piece featuring symmetry, pattern, repetition, and other principles of geometry.
4th - 8th Math 3 Views 32 Downloads
Dolls Around the World - Figurative Sculpture
Learners examine different cultures while making doll sculptures. Using tinfoil, they make the doll, paint them and give them hair and props related to that specific culture. They also compare and contrast different dolls as they review the cultures.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
A Sculptor's Model
Students investigate visual arts by researching art on the Internet. In this expressionism lesson, students identify several famous artworks on-line based on self expression and discuss the techniques. Students examine steel sculptures and create their own sculptures utilizing arts and craft materials.
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 4 Downloads
Giants Of The Past
Young scholars create a paper sculpture based on ancient Greek and Roman statues in the Getty Museum. In this paper sculpture lesson plan, students read the story The Mysterious Giant of Barletta by Tomie dePaola. They then make a sculpture based on the story and write a narrative story told from the viewpoint of their sculpture.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 5 Views 18 Downloads
Narrative Art: What’s the Story?
Your third graders design works of art that reflect themselves. In this visual arts activity, your class will examine works of art that tell stories and replicate the models as they transform a personal narrative of their own into a visual piece.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 38 Views 119 Downloads
Graham's Appalachian Spring: A Study
Students explore choreographic narrative. In this choreography lesson, students explore the elements of Appalachian Spring as they develop a series of written responses to assignments that challenge them to investigate the structure of the choreography.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Many Faces of Mona Lisa
Students view slides of and discuss the Mona Lisa and Leonardo daVinci. They record their ideas of the painting and make sketches of them, translating their ideas into art an form. Students then select a technique such as painting, sculpture, or collage to create their own impression of the Mona Lisa.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Creating a Garden Journal
Youngsters create science journals which are used to record observations from the school garden. The goal of this activity is to help kids tune into nature by making daily observations on the growth of the plants, and also to take note of other plant and animal life they see in the garden.
3rd Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Turning a Room into a Camera Obscura
Students and teacher begin a discussion about photography and look at the images listed using the questions provided to guide the discussion. They then create a camera obscura in the classroom and experience how many images are affected by this type of camera.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 4 Downloads