Visual and Performing Arts Teacher Resources
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Wise Old Owls: Creating Art from Patterns
Students examine pictures of owls in order to create their own. In this art lesson, students design their own owls using three separate types of patterns. Finally, the students share their images and complete a worksheet about owls.
How Characters Get What They Want
Sixth graders analyze the primary force that drives a character's actions in a character analysis instructional activity. In this character analysis instructional activity, 6th graders analyze how characters present their actions and participate in a group activity carting an action to fulfill objectives. Students analyze the character objectives in a nursery rhyme and perform the rhyme.
The Super Expressive Body
Students use their bodies to convey emotion, character attributes, and states of being. In this theater arts instructional activity, students use their body to help tell stories. Students follow verbal prompts with physical movement only.
Shapes in Art, Shapes in Body
Students explore body movement. For this shapes and dance lesson, students demonstrate body movements and positions that resemble simple shapes. Students read I Spy Shapes in Art by Lucy Micklethwait and choose shapes from the book to "build" with their bodies. Students generate choreography and record their "shape" dances.
Dancing Fast, Medium and Slow
Second graders practice dance using different speeds of music and types of movement. For 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.
Students study how elements of visual composition and group storyboards for a one-minute videotaped commercial.
Australian Aboriginal Art And Storytelling
Students explore Aboriginal storytelling traditions through the spoken word and through visual culture. They listen to stories of the Dreamtime told by the Aboriginal people and investigate Aboriginal storytelling in contemporary dot paintings.
Turn your young artists into great marketing specialists with this fun lesson plan! They will turn ordinary soup cans into exciting choices for dinner by recreating the can label. This is a fantastic project to connect art, advertising, and nutrition!
4-H Performing Arts/Recreation Activity Page
Physical exercise is the focus in this 4-H experience. Middle schoolers engage in a series of activities involving taking a hike.
Ballads for Americans
"Ballad for Americans" was a song written for performers participating in the Federal Arts Project, during The Depression. Learners will analyze the lyrics of the song and then create informational posters about other Federal Works Projects, such as the CCC and FPW. They will also get a chance to perform their own version of the song.
Relationships to Places
Young historians take a look at how the Indian tribes of California promoted a mindful relationship between people and the land. They begin to understand how the Indians were champions of conservation, and at preserving the natural landscape in which they lived. After viewing many photographs and paintings of Native Americans in their natural habitats, pupils are asked to create their own piece of art that shows themselves interacting with their natural environment. A beautiful lesson plan which should enhance your learners' image of the natural world.
Patterns and Rhythm
Patterns are everywhere, in stories, music, math, and art! Little ones explore pattern and rhythm through a series of focused activities. They analyze several Van Gogh paintings, read a pattern-rich story, participate in rhythmic clapping games, and color the scaly patterns on a snake.
African Ceramic Mask Making
Students investigate a variety of African mask types, design several masks, and create an example of an African ceramic mask in this 5th grade through High School Art lesson. The lesson can take anywhere from 6 lessons to 16 lessons.
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.
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.
American Deaf Culture: Deaf Art
Students examine the culture and art of the Deaf Community. They discover the history of the Deaf Community using art and their values. They compare and contrast different pieces of art.
Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 10
“To succeed, we must first believe that we can.”—Michael Korda. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson 10 of 20 continues discussing nutrition focusing on serving size. Americans overeat which leads to many health problems. Understanding serving size and portion control will help youngsters develop better eating habits. After the portion size activity they will practice the kicking skills they have already learned.
Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 9
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”—Nelson Mandela. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson plan nine of 20 introduces food labels to the class. What are food labels? What do they mean? How can they be helpful in choosing what to eat or drink? The class participates in an activity called Crack the Code to help them decipher a food label. Then they practice their round-house kicks before putting together snap/round-house kick combinations, and thrust/round-house combinations. They will use shields and targets for variety.
Understanding Symmetry Through Visual Art
Have you noticed how math and art are often intertwined? Study how artists create balance and order in their designs and artworks. They complete a radial design project and study examples of symmetry and examples of fractions or parts-to-whole relationships.
Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 6
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”—Leo Tolstoy. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts activity six of 20 includes an activity that introduces the class to thinking about self-discipline. Not an easy task at any age! The martial arts part of the activity introduces the upward block.