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Seeing Art in Historical Context: An Activity to Promote Visual Literacy
Students consider works of art in their historical context. In this art in historical context lesson, students are encouraged to think about and record their prior knowledge of the historical period and to make inferences about the artist's circumstances and possible intent.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
Setting the Story: Techniques for Creating a Realistic Setting
“It was a dark and stormy night.” Thus begins the 1830 novel Paul Clifford and, of course, all of Snoopy’s novels! Encourage young writers to craft settings for their stories that go beyond Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s often-mocked phrase with a series of exercises.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Does it Float? Exploring Density
How does density relate to mass and volume? Allow your young scientists a chance to discover the answer to the question though experimentation. Using simple lab equipment and ordinary household items, the relationship between density, mass, and volume becomes clear in a very short time.
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
An A-maze-ing Skateboard Park
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.
7th Visual & Performing Arts
Mix-It-Up Sponge Painting
Students 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.
1st - 6th Science
Stained Glass Ornaments
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.
K - 6th Social Studies & History
Four Armed Men From the Renaissance!
Students study the Renaissance and the important art from the period. In this Renaissance lesson, students discuss the black plague and religion during the Renaissance. Students read the Renaissance worksheet and learn vocabulary words related to the period.
6th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Colossal Structures and Sculptures
Students discuss the connection between culture and art and why people create art. Students discuss Mt. Rushmore, The Sphinx, the goddess Athena, Roman columns, The Great Wall of China, The Buddha, and use tools and techniques to create 3 dimensional representations of each, discussing each finished product and its relation to culture.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson Plans for Painting
Learners analyze the art of George Dibble and Wayne Thiebaud and complete art related activities. In this art analysis activity, students read biographies of the two artists and descriptions of various types of painting techniques. Learners create art using oil sticks and egg tempera.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Teach the Novels: an Educator's Guide to A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan
Moral choices arise when a character is imbued with great talent or super powers. A study of these choices form the basis of a unit focused on character development in the first two novels of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea series. The richly detailed plans include step-by-step lessons, activities, extensions, journal prompts, and culminating activities.
6th - 10th English Language Arts
Understanding Dialect as Used by Mark Twain
A reading of Mark Twain’s The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County not only offers pupils an opportunity to practice their listening skills but also provides them with examples of dialectic speech. This is the gol’derndest lesson ever.
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Mother Culture of Mexico: The Olmecs
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.
6th Social Studies & History