Social Realism Teacher Resources
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Discuss and share opinions on violent computer games. After reading an article, your class will discover the controversy surrounding online games. They analyze the suitability of computer games and write their own letters to a developer of an online game that has been labeled controversial.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
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 to look at the principles and elements of design and how they can be altered to enhance the message.
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
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Romare Bearden: Piecing Together A Viewpoint
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.
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 artist, how the commission for the first Faberge egg came about, and what impact the fame of these unique works of art had on his career.
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 d'Orsay in France, but can be completed with a virtual tour found on the website.
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
What Makes Good Literary Writing?
Students 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 portrayed in the book.
9th - 10th English Language Arts