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Young scholars investigate the history of cabinetry and furniture, specifically the Renaissance period. In this art history lesson, students investigate photographs of the Renaissance Revival/Aesthetic Cabinet, and examine the small characteristics and details. Young scholars create their own miniature door panel from poster board, popsicle sticks, and markers.
A presentation with critical thinking, document analysis, and regents questions! Examine the shifts in art, learning, and understanding that took place during the Italian Renaissance. A look at the differences between the early Renaissance and the late Dark Ages makes for an easy compare and contrast activity.
Sixth graders examine the renaissance period in history and explore various topics related to this time period. In this renaissance instructional activity, 6th graders recognize how the renaissance period changed the nature of society and consider how migration and cultural diffusion influenced other world societies. Students analyze economic ideas that had a major impact on world events and identify various artifacts related to the renaissance period.
Explore the development of wood art. In this art history lesson, students study the art work of Gary Stevens. They describe, analyze, and derive meaning from the art they see. They then write a theory about the artist's purpose for the work of art and support their answer with reasonable personal opinions.
Students, in groups, prepare a presentation using slides or other visual media, on art, architecture, government, religion, economics and geography of the Florentine Renaissance. Working as an individual, prepare a two to four page paper or brief presentation which answers or gives an opinion on one of the questions posed in the WebQuest.
Being inspired by the art of Diego Rivera, young artists use fresco techniques to create art as a group. They research Rivera's life and art, then get into small groups to use wet plaster and acrylics to experience fresco painting. Multiple web links and helpful book suggestions are included.
Here are five short-answer questions that are intended to accompany a textbook reading. Pupils focus on the beginning of the Northern Renaissance, art, humanism, and book printing. The last question focuses on a section in a specific text, but could be used with any reading passage.
Students explore the social and cultural context of the Harlem Renaissance. Students take notes on post-it notes while watching videos about the Harlem Renaissance. Students define words used to describe African Americans during the nineteenth century and the Renaissance. Students complete topic-related handouts and write an essay for the lesson.
Young scholars discover the Harlem Renaissance. In this early 20th century activity, students use various primary sources including handouts, worksheets, maps, music, and poetry to examine aspects of African American culture. Young scholars will engage in a series of activities geared at answering the days 'Big Idea'. This activity includes web resources, assessments, a 5 station activity, and worksheets.
Students become familiar with the art and architecture and history of the Chicago World's Fair. In this public arts project lesson, students compare and contrast fine art and public art through a study of the exhibits at the Chicago World's Fair. Students examine and discuss neoclassical design and modernist design. Students complete worksheets after examining pictures.
Students develop an elementary understanding of the history of art. They study the basic elements of a painting including perspective, composition, color, light and symbolism. They look at each selected painting and analyze it, moving from first impressions to a more detailed examination. to
Introduce the art and sensibility of the Italian Rennaissance with a look at Madonna of the Chair by Raphael. Third graders will discuss their observations of the piece, and then create art inspired by Raphael. There are eight engaging activities that require learners to draw, paint, and write like the masters. Note: Because the painting is religious in nature it may not be appropriate for all school settings.