Visual and Performing Arts Teacher Resources
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20th Century American Art
See the changes, controversy, and innovations that define postwar American art. The onset of the modern art era in American history is well-defined in this slide-show. You'll see how Abstract Expressionism shifted into conceptual, pop, and performance art.
12th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Alexander And The Wind-Up Mouse
Use drama techniques to recreate the story, Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni. They engage in problem-solving as they identify the roles they will fufill in their groups for the performance. This is a motivating way to connect literature to performing arts.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 5 Views 64 Downloads
Students explore the relationship between the city and art, specifically: How art reflects, represents, and responds to the city., How art (or the lack of it) affects life in the city., and How the city provides unique opportunities for the creation and participation in various forms of art.
Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 11 Downloads
The Art Space - Activity 1
Students discuss the value of community art centers in an attempt to determine if current cultural trends warrant this form of entertainment. This activity is a very valuable resource and can be enhanced by a field trip to a local art gallery.
6th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 19 Downloads
Arts & Entertainment/Production Marketing
Students demonstrate a comprehension and a tasteful appreciation of the creative and performing arts. They seek, experiments, and shares reactions of different forms of art. Students analyze and reflect on others' work. They recognize art as an important part of students' lives and as an important part of society.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Dancing Fast, Medium and Slow
Second graders practice dance using different speeds of music and types of movement. In this dance lesson, 2nd graders view a clip of tap dancing and analyze the speed of music in coordinating with the speed of dance movements. Students complete a choreography and performance for the lesson.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 21 Downloads
Beyond All Strung Out
Students explore performing arts by completing a quiz. In this stringed instrument lesson, students identify the different instruments which belong in the family and view videos regarding their musical uses. Students take an instrument quiz in which they identify parts of the instruments and how to properly care for them.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 24 Downloads
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Performing Arts
The classical arts have made a lasting impact on our society and your advanced learners get to find out why. The activity starts as the children create a list of the arts found in society, they discuss how these art forms impact their lives and define the differences between classical and popular art.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 12 Downloads
Divali (Diwali) Festival and Threshold Art
Divali is the Hindu Festival of Lights. Upper graders explore cultural aspects of the festival and then create traditional labyrinth-style threshold art. They conduct research on the festival to better understand the significance of this important event.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Young scholars explore the folklore of different cultures. They put on a festival of the arts that celebrates the traditions of many cultures. To do so they are going to research myths, folktales, and traditional stories, then choose one to act out.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Pop Art: Multiples of Me!
Students discuss major events in the 60's era including conflicts, culture, and history. Students also take a look at artists from this time and discover Pop Art. They then create their own portrait in the Pop Art style using Clarisworks Paint and Hyperstudio.
7th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 14 Downloads
Vocabulary Building Through Visualization of Word Meanings to Create Digital Art
Use online dictionaries to define vocabulary words and create a visualization of word meanings through digital art. Middle schoolers go online to define assigned vocabulary words. They visualize the meanings of the words in photo software and create a digital art product.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 11 Views 57 Downloads
Making Rangoli: A Celebration of Color
Threshold art is a temporary art form practiced by Hindu people all over India. Your class can learn all about the goddess Lakshmi, the cultural significance of threshold art, and how to make floor paintings. First, they explore the geography and belief system in India.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 11 Downloads
New Review Social Issues and Art Inquiry Project
Connect art to social issues with a extended inquiry project. Individuals or small groups select a social issue and a type of art to explore. They complete a KWL chart for both the social issue and the art strand and take time to create a work of art that reflects their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
What a wonderfully creative way to have your class create a class journal. Learners use a variety of materials to design an art journal using collages, drawings, and paintings. An interesting and motivating variation on traditional journals.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 122 Downloads
Beyond the Visual: Multisensory Fun with "Garden Party"
Students explore the images in the "Garden Party" art piece. In this visual arts instructional activity, students view the "Garden Party" and identify the connections between their own lives and the painting. Students discuss the feelings the painting evokes.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 21 Downloads