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How do novels differ from plays? Explore with your class the text features of fiction and drama by reading The Hidden One: Native American Legend and then performing a reader’s theater script based on the story. Class members create a story map outlining characters, setting, and major events in the book. Next, they discuss how these items are presented in the drama. In addition, they examine the text features unique to each genre.
You can start off this sand castle art project by previewing the included architectural vocabulary. Learners explore images, the web, and books that show both sand castles and architectural design. They then get creative and make their own sand castles out of modeling clay. This would be a great project for an afterschool or summer program.
Research, art history, and web page creation! Sounds too good to be true. With tones of links and resources, the lesson provides you with everything needed to engage the class in an amazing art and research activity. They create an art history timeline, research a conceptual artist, then create a web site to display the reasearch they've gathered.
A fantastic worksheet that provides two great ways to learn about the artist El Greco. Children choose to either create a brochure detailing biographical and art-related information about El Greco, or they make a pretend price list of 10-20 of his paintings, noting the year, title, and a description of each piece. Resource links are included on the page.
How has art changed? Are young people artists? What is art? These questions are up for discussion as critical thinkers examine several works of art expressed through multimedia. There are five different sessions outlined, complete with discussion questions, procedure, and activities. Each art piece discussed is mentioned by title and artist but not included as a link.
Why not add a little additional knowledge to your drill and practice math problems? This cute worksheet provides young mathematicians with a little exposure to art and art history as they practice subtracting 3-digit numbers. As students solve problems, they match their answers with pieces of a painting by Paul Gauguin entitled Two Women on the Beach eventually un-scrambling the picture. Your class will need to understand the concept of regrouping to complete these problems.
Dutch painter Albrecht Durer was an interesting fellow. Your class can learn about his life and his art by completing one of two great activities. They either create an informational brochure or a price list of 10-20 of his famous works. These projects require Internet research and the collection of biographical data. Resource links are provided for both projects.