Michelangelo Teacher Resources
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This online interactive history quiz is made up of 25 multiple choice questions about Michelangelo Buonarroti. The quiz is based on information included on the Sparknotes website, although the questions relate to topics that are present in history books as well.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
New Review The Many Meanings of Michelangelo's Statue of David
Invite your learners to consider how the context of an artwork can alter its meaning and interpretation throughout its history by examining the intriguing history behind Michelangelo's statue of David. The video discusses how the statue's placement shifted its meaning from a religious symbol to a more political significance, as well as references the particular artistic highlights of the statue itself.
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learners research the artist Michelangelo. In this visual arts lesson plan, students review the work of Michelangelo, specifically the Sistine Chapel, and simulate the experience by creating a piece of art on paper under their desk.
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 44 Downloads
The Pietá by Michelangelo Buonarroti
Why is arts education so important? It builds critical thinking, analysis and creative problem-solving skills. Learners review the life of Michelangelo Buonarroti, and then analyze his piece, The Pieta. After that, they'll sculpt a human figure from three different perspectives to better understand shifts in light and scale in art composition.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Supper at Emmaus by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Discuss The Supper at Emmaus by Michelangelo with your eager sixth graders. While the painting does depict a religious scene, it is a great way to show how cultural context can be reflected in art. Viewers will learn about Michelangelo, the setting in the painting, and use the chiaroscuro technique to enhance a painting of their own.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Art of the Italian Renaissance
Where to begin? The art of the Italian Renaissance is such a rich topic, with new techniques, new styles, and an emphasis on new subject matter. Images created by the greats such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli are here for the viewing.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 48 Downloads
Students research information about frescos painted by famous artists such as Michelangelo and da Vinci, identify suitable subject and durable surface for their artwork, and recreate textured painting in fresco style that is suitable for framing and/or giving as gift.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Children research the paintings of Italian artist Raphael and compare them to the works of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. They engage in close observations of one person while they prepare to paint a portrait. They create original, realistic portraits that reflect their observations and details about their subjects.
1st - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 22 Downloads
Art & Culture Influence Each Other
Students compare and contrast the effects of culture upon the community and visa versa. In groups, students create Chumash style artwork and proportioned sculptures. They examine the perspective of the Renaissance Period and design their own perspective of Michelangelo's Last Supper.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 27 Downloads
Multiple Choice Masterpiece
What a fun way to mix up your traditional multiple-choice quiz on the Renaissance! After completing a worksheet reviewing significant Renaissance artists and events, your learners will have the opportunity see if tiles that correspond to their answers fit together correctly to form an image of a Renaissance masterpiece, the Mona Lisa!
6th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Renaissance: Was it a Thing?
Why is the master and creator of this history-based video series claiming the Renaissance didn't even happen? Listen as he offers evidence for this interesting take on the period. The video discusses the significance of trade and wealth in Italy, the influence of the Ottoman and Islamic empire on the Renaissance, and the lasting impact of humanism in fifteenth and sixteenth century Europe.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Peek into the past and meet some famous Renaissance men. You'll learn about the great works and accomplishments of four contributors to the Renaissance legacy. Raphael, Michelangelo, Palestrina, and Di Vinci are all discussed in this wonderful presentation.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 34 Downloads