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Students explore the process of construction and architecture. In this construction research lesson, students complete image based discussion activities and three related activities for architecture and design.
Seventh graders design a skateboard park. They make a model of their design, working to make the model visually appealing. Students test their ramps and skateboard paths with marbles. The tricky part of the assignment is that the building must "fit" with the communities style.
Learners transform a discarded book into a creative art work of art that encompasses a theme and utilizes a variety of media and techniques.
Sixth graders study the Olmec civilization. They develop a map of Mexico and a map of the area of the Olmec civilization. They research Olmec art, religion, and architecture. They construct Olmec symbols including giant heads, altars, and sculptures.
Students create a pictorial narrative based upon John Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn" and the Japanese techniques of "lacquer jar" stories in this three-day Language Arts/Art lesson.
Students examine the ancient art form of mosaics. They compare and contrast mosaics from different cultures and time periods then create and design their own mosaics using Crayola Model Magic. They blend primary colors, or add white to make new hues and allow it to dry overnight.
Sand mandalas are transitory art forms that are created by a group for the purpose of healing. Upper graders learn how Tibetan monks create these amazing works of art, and study symbolism and metaphor. Then pupils work together in a series of community building activities before collaboratively creating their own work of art.
Young scholars examine problem solving techniques when working on spatial problems. They discover how models, sketches, and drawings can be used to understand on something works. They design a model of a bridge using given dimensions and materials.
Second graders, in groups, develop models to show how forces such as gravity, friction, equal, unequal forces and change in direction work on marbles.
Young scholars discuss and write about their interpretations of the art. They compare and contrast the numerous types of shoes and how they are used in a certain time and place. Students memorize the Shel Silverstein's poem, "Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too." They write a story called "A Lost Shoe." Additional ideas are listed for cross curriculum.
In this animals worksheet, students write about the animals they see and design a cup, plate, or pitcher in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students complete 4 activities.
Pupils experiment working with sponges to mix colors, marble, etch and make a sponge print. They brainstorm all the possibilities for various art techniques utilizing sponges and washable paint. Each student remembers to incorporate in their prints line, shape, form, color and texture.
Students research the history and background to India's architectural masterpiece Taj Mahal. They assess how this building reflects the influences of several cultures and then construct a replica of this magnificent marble structure.
Students research stained glass to learn how it is made and where and why it has been used. They discuss famous stained glass makers such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and John La Farge. Students craft a seasonal symbol using art techniques that create a stained glass effect.
Students research information about Canadian Inuit history, geography, and culture. They study many forms of art created by the Inuit, including sculpture with stone, animal bones or teeth, and other items found in their northern Canada environment. Students create their own Inuit-style sculpture with authentic subject, style, and color choices.
Young scholars explore the 3-dimensional geometric forms of dinosaurs from the Jurassic Period. They apply various construction and color-effect techniques in modeling an imaginary dinosaur. Students study a variety of pictures and models of dinosaurs.
Students participate in various activities to introduce themselves to Fresco painting. In groups, they are assigned a specific aspect of the technique and they use the Internet to research it. They visit art museums and gather information about the artists. They present their findings to the class to end the lesson.
Second graders examine various dance styles in this Performing Arts lesson for the 2nd grade. The lesson is #1 in a unit of four lessons that examines the History of Dance styles and the lifestyle of a dancer. Emphasis is placed on movement exercises.
Students create numbers with personality. They discuss how people communicate using number, works of art, and words formed with letters. Students find examples of how personality can be reflected through shapes, colors, textures, and decorations. They choose several descriptive words about their personality and interests.
Ddefine the relationships between fractions, decimals, and percentages in a series of lessons. The class practices converting between these three versions of a number. They also find the common factor of a numerator and denominator and represent that number in lowest terms.