Hudson River School Teacher Resources
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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
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
Going West: The Artist Who Painted the Way
Fifth graders study the artists and artwork of the Westward movement. In this Westward Movement lesson plan 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
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 3 Views 18 Downloads
British and American Painters at the Musee' d'Orsay
Students study the similarities and differences between British and American painters located in the Musee' d'Orsay. In this art history lesson, students learn how to observe and analyze pieces of different art styles. Students read passages of biographical information for the artists and study some of the works.
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 5 Downloads
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
Taming the Frontier
Students 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
Learners explore the American landscape during fall. In this autumn art lesson, students look at paintings of fall and imagine themselves there and what it would be like. Learners also build an understanding of the painters use of detail and color.
K - 5th Science 3 Views 46 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
Students create a stencil rendition of a landscape in this introductory instructional activity 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 11 Views 32 Downloads
Seven Famous African-American Masters of American Art
Students examine seven different African-American artists. In groups, they use the internet to identify their contribution and techniques to the art world and examine the time period in which the artwork was produced. To end the lesson, they use the knowledge they have gathered to write a play or story.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 31 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
People, Places, and Things
Learners review art history in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. In this art history lesson, students discuss art vocabulary emphasizing landscape, portrait, and still life. They visit the museum and create their own pictures.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Art of Cynicism
Learners analyze selected pieces of art and infer how they reflect a sense of disillusionment, and/or cynicism in American society in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and Watergate scandal. Then they identify and place cultural attitudes of recent generations of Americans within a historical context.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 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