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- Wakefield, RI
Visual and Performing Arts Teacher Resources
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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.
A cross-curricular lesson plan combines poetry and history for your middle and high schoolers. The class critically examines Kipling's poem, "White Man's Burden" as historical evidence of the Imperialist ideology popular during his time. The thorough lesson plan includes poems, analysis worksheets, and a viewer's guide for the film Savage Acts: Wars, Fairs, and Empire.
Art history projects can be a lot of fun. Budding art historians research the life, art, and times of Pablo Picasso, visit the local art museum, and create a multimedia presentation showcasing his art and personal history. Handouts, permission slips, teacher's notes, and background information are all included.
Students discover the focal point in pictures and create their own images using lines and space. In this art analysis instructional activity, students create a black dot on a white paper which becomes a focal point for the lines the student will paint on the image. Students let their paintings dry and then display them for the rest of the class to view.