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Students read and discuss the story "She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head" and discuss the controversy in the story. They view items from a local museum or taxidermy center and discuss Audubon's technique of collecting specimens and creating works of art. Students create wildlife sketches and make a print of one of their sketches.
Students study Manga comics and Marvel comics. In this Japanese art lesson, students compare and contrast the artistic styles employed in Manga and Marvel comics.
Second graders explore art in two- and three-dimensional forms through hands-on experiences. By examining how animals appear in different two- and three-dimensional artworks, students see the difference between shape and form.
Students study Japanese-inspired art. In this art activity, students explore Ukiyo-e prints and Manga before they try their hand at the art forms.
Students create a work of art and write a story about "Man with a Hoe Five Years Later." students also photograph their hands with a tool and write about what wonderful tools hands are.
Kids take a look at mosaics found in ancient Rome, then they use highly geometric patterns to make their own fabulous pots. They use the patterns to adhere tiles onto a clay pot for an authentic Roman mosaic look. Tip: Make it math applicable and have the class determine angles, measure spaces, and then figure out the diameter and circumference of their pots. 
Students identify visual arts by identifying famous artwork on-line. For 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.
Students research Rudy Autio. In this research instructional activity students maneuver through the Internet to better understand the artist Rudy Autio. They examine his background, educational experiences, art production, influences, and style.
Students 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.
Students create a paper sculpture based on ancient Greek statues. In this visual arts lesson plan, 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.
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. Students design their project around a natural setting of their choice.
Pupils 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.
Students explore the artwork of the Indo-Hispanic holiday of Day of the Dead. They view images, define key vocabulary terms, and plan and create a two- and three-dimensional sculptural figure.
Students investigate visual arts by researching art on the Internet. In this expressionism instructional activity, 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.
Students 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.
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. Note: The student observation sheets that are referred to in the instructional activity are not attached as files, but a teacher could create some.
Students explore the melody in music. In this music lesson, students listen to samples of music and interpret the color of the melodies.
Your third graders design works of art that reflect themselves. In this visual arts lesson, 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.
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.
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.

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