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Antebellum American Art
Dividing the art of the Antebellum period into several different genres, this vibrant presentation is sure to get your students' attention. It takes your students on a walk through an art museum with famous paintings, architecture, and sculptures, coupled with the patriotism that connects important events from American history.
8th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
The American Landscape (1800 - 1850)
Students are introduced to the romantic cultural movement in America. Reading examples of pictures of Washington Irving's home, they identify the characteristics of the movement. They view other paintings of artists from the same time period.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 18 Downloads
Reading the Landscape: Geology and Ecology in the Nineteenth Century American Landscape Paintings of Frederic E. Church
Students use the methodology described by Prown (1982) to interpret paintings. They determine artistic, historical, and scientific content and develop an understanding of aspects of nineteenth century American culture. They study the paintings for their internal content and evidence.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 17 Downloads
Taming the Frontier
High schoolers examine paintings by Thomas Cole and Jasper Francis Cropsey as windows into American frontier life. They consider the pioneer's relationship with nature and the role of Native Americans in the pioneer's lives and settlements.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Going West: The Artist Who Painted the Way
Fifth graders study the artists and artwork of the Westward movement. In this Westward Movement instructional activity set, 5th graders examine the characteristics of the art of this era. They look at the lives of the artists and think about how the art affected the perception of the West.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 12 Downloads
British and American Painters at the Musee' d'Orsay
Learners study the similarities and differences between British and American painters located in the Musee' d'Orsay. In this art history lesson plan, students learn how to observe and analyze pieces of different art styles. Learners read passages of biographical information for the artists and study some of the works.
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 5 Downloads
Thunderstorm On Narragansett Bay by Martin Johnson Heade
Thunderstorm On Narragansett Bay is an intriguing image, filled with ominous clouds and intrepid waters. Kids will write, use sensory detail, and sketch images filled with weather after discussing this fantastic painting.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Landscape Painting Through the Ages - Activity 1
Learners create a stencil rendition of a landscape in this introductory lesson to the history of landscape art from the Renaissance to present day. A video is included to aid in the creative process.
4th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 32 Downloads
Millionaire: Jefferson Presidency
A lot happened while Thomas Jefferson was in office. Review for your next big test on the Jefferson era by playing a great review game. Just like Who Wants to be a Millionaire, you'll answer 15 questions to reach the 100,000,000 dollar mark!
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 7 Downloads
Peace and Plenty by George Inness
Learners will need to discuss the Civil War to truly understand the painting Peace and Plenty by George Inness. They'll analyze the painting in terms of context, style, and technique. Then, they'll experiment with light and composition while creating a meaningful landscape, similar to Peace and Plenty.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Artist's Sketchbooks/Explorer's Jounals
Students create and design original sketchbooks and journals. Students explore a variety of words and images in their creations. Students record observations, experiences, events and places to document a journey on the spot when they occur.
7th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Currier and Ives: An America Panorama Shaping the American Identity
Students look for similarities in basic divisions of compositional space. They compare Currier and Ives landscape lithographs with examples by Thomas Cole. Students compare the figural group style as seen in the works of Currier and Ives with the pyramidal, sculptural groupings by such artists as George Caleb Bingham.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Fifth graders analyze a landscape depicting Yosemite during the time of the Wild West. They compare their perceptions of the West from film and television to this representation. They observe the use of scale and color to depict size and distance and create a landscape of their own using these elements.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 10 Downloads
Millionaire Game Review: Westward Expansion
Review the westward expansion, game-show style. Twelve hot topics related to the westward expansion, if answered correctly, will make your class winners in the game of American history. The game is modeled after the once-popular TV show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads