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Art and Politics
Young scholars analyze the work of three artists whose art work illustrates important political and social events. In this art analysis lesson plan, students analyze the art of Jasper Johns, Charles Moore, and Andy Warhol. Young scholars complete image based discussion and three related projects.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
All the World's a Stage
Students analyze effective story-telling and literary techniques used by playwright George Stevens, Jr. in the play 'Thurgood.' Students illustrate how past events have shaped their own lives by drawing a Lifeline of points in their lives, identify the literary devices used by George Stevens to depict the life of Thurgood Marshall on stage, and generate a Lifeline for a significant person from history, science, the arts or sports.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Young scholars analyze three dimensional art that uses a variety of materials and is part of Minimalist art. For this art analysis lesson, students explore artists' choices for materials and their use of space. Young scholars complete image based discussion and four related activities.
11th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Pastel Number Design and Number Sentencing
First graders discover artists who used numerals in their artwork. Using chalk pastels, they experiment with what the medium can do to a new piece of art. They review warm and cool colors, the concept of overlapping and how to use stencils.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Transforming Everyday Objects
Students analyze Pop artists and their art. In this art analysis lesson, students consider the choices and mediums Pop art artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and Jasper Johns. Students make connections between culture and art by completing image based discussion.
11th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 27 Downloads
Importance of American Flag in American Literature
Betsy Ross - fact and myth. As an introduction to American Literature, class members become detectives and search web sites to find information about the flag, prominent places it has been displayed (on the moon, at ground zero, in films, etc.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Ambassadors of Art
Have your class create their own art exhibit. Learners study the exchange of artwork between the Louvre in Paris and two American art museums, and create an introductory exhibit featuring European and American art from the Renaissance through the 20th century.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 88 Downloads
Discovering Dynamic Decades
Tenth graders prepare a report on the social, cultural, and political elements of the 40's and 60's. They interview their parents and grandparents and conduct additional research. They prepare PowerPoint presentations comparing/contrasting the two eras.
10th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Mapping National and Geographic Identity
Students analyze geographic maps. For this map analysis lesson, students analyze the symbols in geographic maps and the impact of cultural, historical, and political concepts. Students compare and contrast maps in various mediums by artists from varying backgrounds.
10th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 30 Downloads
HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture
Visual arts lessons don't always mean the children need to make art. Here, they will practice using their visual literacy skills to analyze four images through the compare and contrast method. The first two images deal with gender identity and portrait art, the second two utilize geometric parts to create a whole.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 7 Downloads
Peter Max Style Ties
Here is a rare example of an art lesson which can be used K - 12. Learners view prints of Pop artists. They discuss Pop artists such as Andy Warhol, and Peter Max. They cut tie shapes out of oak tag, and design ties in Pop art style. This would be a great lesson to utilize right around Father's Day.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Emblems of the Land I Love
Students explore the histories of American patriotic emblems and examine ways in which patriotic artwork uses these emblems to reflect the ideals that they embody. They find a common or popular patriotic image and design a modern version of that image.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Gora Mbengue, "Al-Buraq"
Young art enthusiasts will create an imaginative animal painting, write a story, and hold a storytelling conference. Next, they research the inspiration of one piece of politically charged art. These three fun activities are inspired by the Sufi artist Gora Mbengue.
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Chance (Probability) Operations in Dance Composition -
Eighth graders investigate modern-dance choreographer Merce Cunningham's historically significant contribution to dance-making history. Specifically, 8th graders explore and practice Merce Cunningham's choreographic use of chance operations (probability), through kinesthetic and movement exploration.
8th Math 10 Views 13 Downloads
Who was Andy Warhol? According to this slide show, he was one of the most famous artists in the world. Share a biographical, image-rich presentation as you cover the life of the grandfather of pop art. Note: This presentation would make a good example for learners to use as they set out to research other famous artists.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Young scholars analyze the folk art 'Flag Gate' and complete analysis activities it. In this art analysis lesson, students complete analysis of the folk art using the careful looking questions, discussion questions, and context questions. Young scholars may also complete activities for the lesson.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads