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Here is a wonderful collection of lessons that focus on the music produced during the Renaissance period. Vocal music, instrumental music, and dances that were common to this era are all studied. Learners should understand the impacts that history, religion, and culture had on the art forms produced during this colorful time. Lots of opportunities to create rhythm, harmony, and melody are offered. A terrific set of plans!
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. Each image is dissected as they exemplify the techniques of the time such as, perspective and embedded geometry.
Two areas of the arts are addressed in this series of terrific lessons. Sixth graders look at artistic styles and create pieces of art that represent each period. The music lessons focus on the same time periods. Learners listen to, and compare works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic time periods. This 21-page plan has everything you need embedded in it to allow you to successfully implement the lessons with your young art lovers.
Research, art history, and web page creation! Sounds too good to be true. With tons of links and resources, the lesson provides you with everything needed to engage the class in an amazing art and research activity. They create an art history timeline, research a conceptual artist, then create a website to display the research they've gathered.
Students investigate Zenale's painting Madonna and Child. In this art attributes instructional activity, students study the elements of the Madonna and Child painting and understand its meaning to the Catholic faith. Students then create a painting that represents their class.
Students investigate different painting techniques by studying classic works of art. In this art history lesson, students observe the famous Madonna and Child with Saints painting and describe the texture and images they notice. Students create their own texture collage using fabrics and materials brought by the teacher.
Young scholars look for visual attributes in art. For this art history lesson, students look at different visual attributes and guess at the character they represent. They look at the painting Madonna and Child with Saints by Bernardo Zenale and find the visual attributes he created.
Introduce the Renaissance to the class by first describing the thinking and ideology that pushed the movement into action. Humanism, secularism, and a shift in thinking are the focus of this presentation. It also features document-based questioning and critical thinking. Many of the slides provide simple information. Two slides include a primary source quote and critical thinking question related to the rise of the Italian Renaissance. In it's entirety, you will find this to be a solid resource.
Get your head in the clouds before teaching cloud types to your mini-meteorologists. The lesson opens with a beautiful PowerPoint presentation of clouds portrayed in different artists' paintings. After viewing artistic renditions, learners then view photographs of different cloud types. Background information, resource links, and suggested extensions are provided. This lesson is a visual treat that you can follow with an activity in which pupils reproduce the different cloud types using various art media.
Learners design a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate their understanding of portraiture art. In this art history instructional activity, students gather information of portraits through history and discuss the artistic techniques used by making a multimedia presentation.
Students examine the art of marquetry. In this Renaissance art lesson, students view the marquetry on the "Renaissance Revival/Aesthetic Cabinet." Students then create a piece of art, demonstrating marquetry skills. Students place triangular pieces of paper next to each other to design a picture.
Students are introduced to the culture of African American art. Using the internet, they research the events surrounding the Harlem Renaissance and discover how it produced a wide variety of art and literature. To end the lesson, by analyzing different pieces of artwork by various artists to identify the political statement in the art.