Grant Wood Teacher Resources
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Grant Wood Mini-WebQuest and Report
The budding artists in your class will enjoy this WebQuest about Grant Wood, his life, and his work. After completing research about the biography and art of Wood, your artists write descriptions of six paintings and incorporate the information into a research report.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Post Visit: Farm Landscape Book
Students observe a nearby landscape over the course of the school year noting the characteristics of each season. They explore the artwork of notable landscape artists and create original portfolios of landscape sketches, paintings and writings.
K Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Benton, Wood and Curry Artists of the Regionalism Movement
Pupils examine vertical files of clippings, prints, museum brochures, etc. to find items that are interesting to them. They fill out one column of a three column sheet with Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, and John Steuart Curry as the categories.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Cover the art of American artist Grant Wood, with a handy slide show. Depicted are several of his famous all American pieces, biographical information, and an interesting fact. Did you know that Grant Wood painted camouflage on WWI army tanks?
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Midnight Ride of Paul Revere: Fact, Fiction, and Artistic License
Students examine The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. In this visual arts instructional activity, students study the historical significance of the event as they examine the Grant Wood painting and primary sources regarding the event.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 14 Downloads
Fall Plowing: Drawing to Scale
Middle schoolers explore coordinates and scale drawings. In this drawing to scale lesson, students discuss symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes, geometric, shapes and estimation of size. Middle schoolers recreate a portion of a drawing using a Cartesian coordinate system.
6th - 8th Math 9 Views 32 Downloads
The Figure of Paul Revere. Romanticizing Colonial American History
Students compare paintings to make conclusions about American History in the Revolutionary War time period. Students share opinions concerning visual art. Other artwork can be used to entice inquiry as needed.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Writing Through Art
Examine the works of visual and performing artists with upper graders. Using the works, they identify the comparisons among the techniques used. They will also review the six traits of effective writing and keep a writing journal throughout the year to see their progress.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Seasonal Farm Landscapes
Young scholars study landscape art and the changing seasons. In this seasons and art activity, students study painting from Grant Wood using a PowerPoint presentation. Young scholars take a field trip to a farm and then draw the landscape and color with tempura paints.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Individuals as Instruments of Change
How does one become a catalyst for change? What are the challenges faced by those who take a stand for change? What part do the arts play in cultural change? Using primary and secondary sources from the 1920s and 1930s, class members explore these questions and craft an essay that presents their reflections.
8th - 12th Language Arts 52 Views 65 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Knowledge Bowl 2002 - Art
Using some of the most famous paintings in history, this presentation asks students to identify the artist. All the information necessary is included, and the pictures of the artwork are clear and attractive. This presentation could be used as a quiz, or as the precursor to a research project on famous artists.
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Great Depression (1921-1941)
From the stock market crash of 1929 to the New Deal and FDR, this presentation covers it all. Examine the causes, effects, politics, and culture of the Great Depression. Images, block text, and embedded hyperlinks make this a great teaching tool for independent study or for lecture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 76 Views 165 Downloads
Utopia/Dystopia: The American Dream
American dream or American nightmare? Whether born in the USA or having come to America, we, the people of the United States, are prompted by a vision. Explore that vision through a series of materials and activities. Although designed as extension projects for gifted, self-guided learners, the materials and activities in this resource can be used to introduce a vision or unifying principle for a semester or year-long American literature course.
10th - 12th Language Arts 59 Views 43 Downloads
Portraits, Pears, and Perfect Landscapes: Investigating Genre in the Visual Arts
Students define genre in the visual arts, particularly in Western painting and explain the differences between subject and genre. The genre of a variety of works of art is identified.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 24 Downloads
Follow the Leader: Line in the Visual Arts
Students explore line in painting and drawing and examine how it is defined in the visual arts. Recognizing line in the composition of a number of art works and how it affects these works of art is the focus of this activity.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 18 Downloads
How Hard Were the Times? Investigating the Meaning and Significance of the Great Depression
Young scholars examine causes and effects of Great Depression and its significance on twentieth-century life, analyze value of various types of historical information, specifically primary sources, and relate events, issues, problems, and solutions of past to present.
6th - 12th Language Arts 44 Views 185 Downloads
African Masks And Their Impact On Western Art
Explore the influence of African-style masks on Western art. Learners create individual masks using construction paper. They discuss and explore the techniques used to create these types of masks. The resource includes links to supplementary information and a vocabulary list.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 80 Downloads