Jean-Jacques Rousseau Teacher Resources
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Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau
Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau can be analyzed by your second grade class. They'll learn about the artist Henri Rousseau and then use six excellent questions to better understand the painting. Ten related activity suggestions are included to actively engage your young art history enthusiasts.
Henri Rousseau Fantasy Jungle
Students discuss life and artistic style of Henri Rousseau, recognize and identify foreground, mid- ground and background, create a stylized drawing using simple shapes, and combine oil pastels to create value and depth.
Henri Rousseau Fantasy Jungle
Students discuss the life and artistic style of Henri Rousseau, identify traits of artistic perspective, and create paintings using simple shapes and oil pastels in this 4th through 6th grade Art Lesson. Resource links are included with the lesson.
Exploring the Jungles of Rousseau
Students explore the masterworks of Henri Rousseau and accurately interpret masterworks of Rousseau. Students effectively demonstrate visually and orally an understanding of the content of masterworks of Rousseau and thoughtfully reflect upon their learning.
Four Enlightenment Thinkers
Young scholars examine lives, philosophies, and political beliefs of four Enlightenment Thinkers: Baron de Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke. Students then work with partner to write short speech from perspective of one of the philosophers.
Animals in Art
Sixth graders research Haititian art and the art of Henri Rousseau on the Internet and view videos. Then they created their own drawings of animals, plants, and biomes using markers. Finally, they complete a writing assignment about their drawings.
The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
In this online interactive history activity, students respond to 20 multiple choice questions about Rousseau's The Social Contract. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive activity.
It's A Jungle Out Here-Landscape Painting
Students work together to create a landscape painting. Using the musical "The Lion King", they must relate the painting to it and use while an adaptation is being performed at the school. Using the internet, they also review images from Henry Rousseau.
Discourse on Inequality
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, high schoolers respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Discourse on Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Discourse on Inequality
In this online interactive philosophy learning exercise, students respond to 35 multiple choice questions about Discourse on Inequality by Rousseau. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
My Monkey in the Jungle
Second graders create depictions of a monkey in its' natural habitat. Emphasis is placed on the artwork of Henri Rousseau and techniques of landscape and design. State standards are addressed in this lesson.
Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), is hard to classify. As he states in the Confessions, he “is without precedent.” Like other neoclassical writers, he drew inspiration from classical sources (Augustine’s Confessions); however, many of his themes are romantic. Introduce viewers to this complex man with a PowerPoint that uses excerpts from his Confessions to reveal his “inmost soul.”
Locke, Rousseau, the "State of Nature," and the Social Compact
In this Enlightenment worksheet, students read a paragraph and visit the noted Web sites to find the information to respond to 10 short answer questions about the philosophy and philosophers of the era.
Stained Glass Rousseau Jungles
Learners research the artist known as Henri Rousseau. They demonstrate their creativity and imagination by embellishing backyard flowers to make them appear similar to that of a jungle. Finally, students blend colors to give their works interest and life.
Quotes by Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Voltaire
In Enlightenment quotations study guide worksheet, learners read quotations and identify the speakers as Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Peter the Great, Copernicus, Louis XIV, Galileo, Harvey, Kepler , Frederick the Great, or Voltaire.
Reading Comprehension Quiz: Jean Jacques Rousseau
Assess your class's reading comprehension with this short reading quiz. A paragraph about Jean Jacques Rousseau and his contributions to the Enlightenment provides different types of context clues, which readers can use to answer the four following questions. A short answer key is available as well.
Pros and Cons: A Childcare Debate
Students research prevailing attitudes and Rousseau's position on child rearing in the 18th century. They consider attitudes toward motherhood and childcare in our own culture through interviews with peers and family members.
New! Rainforest Mural
Whether you are an art teacher or a teacher looking for a great project to finish off a unit on the rainforest, this lesson plan is for you. Here are some great teaching tips and instructional practices that can help you and your class create a huge rainforest mural. The kids will discuss art, the rainforest, endangered species, and the effects of hurting the rainforest as they prepare to paint a collaborative work of art.
Romanticism in Western Literature
Wow! Instead of jumping into a list of characteristics that Romantic literature typically abides by, this presentation starts by discussing the etymology and evolution of the word romance. After five slides of history, the viewers start focusing on the specific characteristics of Romantic literature. Exoticism, mysticism, and neoclassicism are also introduced.
Civic Virtue in Democracy
Young scholars identify and describe characteristics of civic virtue. Following a class discussion, they create their own definitions of civic virtue. They write essays based on their own definitions and formulate conclusions on the state of civic virtue in the United States. They support their conclusions weith at least two examples.