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Students examine the history of Romare Bearden and her artwork. The instructional activity consists of some virtual field trips and projects. The instructional activity is designed to be taught as either a social studies or art instructional activity. The teacher could also teach this as a combo instructional activity.
Students identify artwork by Romare Bearden and to explain his techniques. They look for cut and pasted papers and images, paint, ink and pencil designs, shapes and spaces and the rhythms therein. They listen to music by looking at Bearden's work and see Bearden's work by listening to jazz.
A carefully crafted three-day activity integrates poetry and visual art. By analyzing and comparing Langston Hughes' poem "Mother and Son" and Romare Bearden's collage "The Dove," readers explore the theme of hope. The activity activates prior knowledge about the Civil Rights Movement. Additionally, it incorporates journal writing, jigsaw work groups, art diaries, drafting a reading response, and peer editing with a rubric. Image and background information on the NEH website.
Pupils are introduced to the art of Romare Bearden. Using a packet, they discover Bearden's theme of family and African-American history in his art. After viewing specific examples of his artwork, they identify the ways in which he used collages.
Students examine the life and art of Romare Bearden. Using his "Mill Hand's Lunch Bucket" for inspiration, they write a first chapter for a book. Students observe numerous other works of his art and discuss them from artistic and social perspectives.
The students study collage as it is used in works of art. They create a collage based on a masterpiece. They critique student art work and research the work of Romare Bearden.
Students examine the art of Romare Bearden, focusing on a stained-glass window designed for a New York City elevated railway station. they visit the site and discuss the art after viewing it from various perspectives. Based on their observations, students create two sketches of city scenes and combine them into one final work.
Students explore African american culture of the late 1950's and 60's through various primary sources including literature, music, art and others. They then prepare and conduct a mock interview and present with the class.
Students read paragraphs and examine images of the artist Romare Bearden. For this art analysis lesson, students read text about the life and art of Romare Bearden. Students study his medium of montages and then create their own example.
Students create collages in the style of African American artist Romare Bearden. They define the word collage, study African American artist Romare Bearden, view examples of collages by Romare Bearden, and create a collage following the examples of Romare Bearden.
Students examine the works of artist Romare Bearden. In an online activity, they scrutinize his work, "Tomorrow I May Be Far Away." by moving the mouse over it. Students also compose poems inspired by one of Bearden's works.
Students explore the influence of African-American artists, writers, and musicians on American culture. After researching different figures in these areas, they create collages representing each person's life and legacy.
Students explore the contributions of African Americans of the 20th century. In this African American history lesson, students examine portraits of Muhammad Ali, Romare Bearden, Lorraine Hansberry, Judith Jamison, and Leontyne Price in efforts to analyze the images and make inferences prior to discovering their individual contributions.
Students explore the contributions of African Americans of the 20th century. In this African American history lesson plan, students examine portraits of Muhammad Ali, Romare Bearden, Lorraine Hansberry, Judith Jamison, and Leontyne Price in efforts to analyze the images and make inferences prior to discovering their individual contributions.
Students create self-portraits using prior artistic knowledge and personal experiences. Emphasis is placed on the works of Albrecht Durer, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Romare Bearden, and Chuck Close for inspiration.
Students create drawings using oil pastels that convey cultural, social and historical meaning. Drawings are evaluated on use of color planning, contour drawing, color blending, line and pattern.
Students inspect visual arts by analyzing their hometown. In this neighborhood lesson, students identify the different buildings, topography, landmarks and scenery near their home. Students utilize art products such as paints and charcoal to recreate an image from their neighborhood.
Students research the life and works of Romare Bearden. Using his techniques, they create their own painted paste papers to use in a collage. They create the collage with a specific theme and uses the elements and principles of design.
Students examine the variety of materials an artist uses when drawing and consider the impact of the material choice. In this art analysis lesson, students consider the different materials used to make various drawings. Students compare and contrast the drawings. Students make an abstract drawing that reveals multiple perspectives and experiment with different materials. Students write about the process of experimentation.
Young scholars explore the theme of the art of Romare Bearden. They choose a family tradition or event and create a work of art illustrating that tradition or event. In addition, they write a paragraph describing the activity.

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