Visual and Performing Arts Teacher Resources
Expose the art realms to your class with this beautful array of teacher resources. Whether it's drama, music, film, dance or visual arts, learners will hone their creative skill in no time as they discover different forms of expression.
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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 19 Views 22 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 21 Views 67 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 19 Views 13 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 22 Views 15 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 14 Views 2 Downloads
Responding: "Guerrila" Art
Eighth graders are introduced to performance art as a way to respond to important current-day issues in society. Pupils create their very own original art work using photography and poetry. These three lessons do a nice job of, not only encouraging creative thinking, but enticing your charges to produce excellent artistic products.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 5 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 lesson plan is a very valuable resource and can be enhanced by a field trip to a local art gallery.
6th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 23 Downloads
Dancing Fast, Medium and Slow
Second graders practice dance using different speeds of music and types of movement. In this dance activity, 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 activity.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 26 Downloads
Seeing Words in a New Way
What's the best resource to use when looking up words? Use Visual Thesaurus to see a word's meaning. The class accesses the interactive website and then compares and contrasts the difference between using a traditional dictionary and the Visual Thesaurus.
6th - 12th Language Arts 34 Views 338 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 55 Views 129 Downloads
Beyond the Visual: Multisensory Fun with "Garden Party"
Learners explore the images in the "Garden Party" art piece. In this visual arts lesson, students view the "Garden Party" and identify the connections between their own lives and the painting. Learners discuss the feelings the painting evokes.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 24 Downloads
The Art Lesson
Explore visual arts and illustrations by reading a picture book with your class. Begin by reading the book The Art Lesson about a writer and illustrator who collaborate on their books. Next, have your class answer study questions about the book and review art vocabulary through a whole class discussion.
K - 3rd Language Arts 18 Views 170 Downloads
Crazy for Cubes: Art and Science
This is a very skeletal lesson, but provides a very interesting teaching idea. Learners discuss Sol LeWitt and conceptual art, then analyze the differences in expressing a concept through model based inquiry and aesthetic art criticism. They develop a geometric, scientific, or mathematical concept, then create an artistic image to represent it.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 22 Views 48 Downloads
A Critical Look at Aboriginal Art
Students observe art from different Aboriginal cultures. For this art evaluation lesson, students discover the different traditions of cultures from the Pacific North West. Students judge the art from these cultures with a specific criteria.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 29 Views 73 Downloads
Trip to an Art Gallery
Have your Spanish speakers give museum tours with this interactive plan. To simplify this entertaining idea, bring in art pieces and create a gallery in your very own classroom. Provide the names of different works of art and have your class conduct research to prepare for the tour.
11th - 12th Languages 22 Views 19 Downloads
Is There a Difference Between Art and Craft?
How do we come to view objects and artifacts as art? What terms and ideas do we associate with craft instead? The distinction between art and craft may be subtle, but has profound roots in art history and the development of western culture.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Kabuki: The People's Dramatic Art
Discover the kabuki form of Japanese classical theater performance and its reflection of the historical evolution of Japanese government and culture. As the first dramatic performance form catering to the common people, kabuki is shaped by the basic tenets of Confucian philosophy and would later have a great effect on such artists as Van Gogh and Debussy.
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Looking at Art: Realism
Build visual literacy and art analysis skills using an interesting worksheet. Included are two images for learners to analyze. They view each picture and answer the eight related questions to stimulate an understanding of the art and a discussion.
3rd - 6th All 9 Views 43 Downloads