Social Realism Teacher Resources
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Canadian Painting in the Thirties
Students study the work of Petroushka by Paraskeva Clark and Millar Brittain’s, Longshoremen to find a contemporary image of social strife to bring to class. In this art analysis lesson, students complete art analysis activities to learn...
8th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Depression Era Art: The Federal Arts Project
Students research Depression-era art and WPA arts programs. They discuss the purposes of representational art, list topics that would make good representational art today, and produce a work of art representing a current theme.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
African-American Art and the Political Dissent during the Harlem Renaissance
High schoolers 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,...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Romare Bearden: Piecing Together A Viewpoint
Students examine the history of Romare Bearden and her artwork. The lesson consists of some virtual field trips and projects. The lesson is designed to be taught as either a social studies or art lesson. The teacher could also teach this...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Russian History, in an Eggshell
Students create Faberge-inspired art objects, depicting events in modern Russian history since Peter Carl Faberge's death in 1920. Students research the life of Peter Faberge. They write a short biography explaining how he became an...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Children, Images by Artists And Social Realities
Students study the portrayal of children in art across the centuries. In this art history lesson, students explore how children are portrayed in images over the course of history. This lesson is meant to accompany a visit to the Musee...
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
What Makes Good Literary Writing?
Pupils conduct a literature study of John Steinbeck's classic "Of Mice And Men". They write in reflection of the author's influence upon 20th century literature. Students take apart the story to focus class discussion upon major themes...
9th - 10th English Language Arts