Visual Literacy Teacher Resources
Find Visual Literacy educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 3,239 resources
I Don't Believe My Eyes!
Learners develop their understanding of the effects of invisible air pollutants. In this invisible air lesson, students complete experiments with a rubber band air test, a bean plant experiment and by exploring engineering roles related to air pollution.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Lesson: Paul Chan: 1st Light and 5th Light
Paul Chan's latest exhibit includes seven manifestations of light. Today, kids analyze the pieces 1st Light and 5th Light. They consider the concept of opposed or dualistic realities found in literature, society, and Chan's work. They then write a short story on themes of apocalypse, using 1st and 5th Light as inspiration.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Lesson: Flood Stories
There are so many flood stories and myths throughout history, each having similarities and differences. The painting Deucalion and Pyrrha depict a stormy scene one might see prior to a flood. Learners work to find the relationship between the myths and the painting.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 31 Downloads
Lesson: A Face to Remember
Oh those awesome ancient Egyptians! Kids hit the books for an art analysis instructional activity. They research the art, culture, and beliefs of ancient Egyptians in regard to their use and creation of mummy cases. They write a compare and contrast essay that focuses on written versus visual information.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 41 Downloads
The Common Core Literacy Standards - Kindergarten Posters
Can we do it? Yes we can! Your class can become Common Core masters with a fine set of posters that state each of the kindergarten literacy standards in a friendly "we can" statement. Each of the posters contains two standards, a "we can" statement, the standard identifier, and a graphic to support understanding.
K Language Arts 38 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Research Project Embedded with Media Literacy
Here is a phenomenal language arts lesson on media literacy for your middle and high schoolers. In it, learners produce a research product in the form of a public service announcement (PSA). First, they view examples of these PSA's to get familiar with them.
6th - 12th Language Arts 49 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Carnival of the Animals and Aquarium and Magic Fish
Engage little learners in this moderately developed three-lesson unit on the composer Camille Saint-Saens and his piece "The Carnival of Animals." Each lesson includes a listening, discussion, and an art project to engage your class in understanding the music and the composer, while working on descriptive vocabulary and creative thinking skills.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 91 Downloads
Art Criticism: Understanding Wayne Thiebaud's Salads, Sandwiches, and Desserts
Analysis consists of an understanding and interpretation of evidence and elements found in any number of expressive mediums. Upper graders critique the work of American Realist Wayne Thiebaud through a series of excellent guided questions. This is an excellent art analysis lesson plan that looks at the piece Salads, Sandwiches, and Desserts using a critical and thoughtful lens.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 45 Downloads
Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Understanding, Looking at, Making Abstract Art
Before the class makes abstract art, they see contemporary examples and analyze them. They look at art made by abstract artists under the age of 33 then use similar techniques to create an interesting collection of their own. The lesson spans five sessions and includes discussion questions, art resources, vocabulary, and creative projects.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 25 Views 38 Downloads
Lesson: Skin Fruit: Ideas of Empathy in Janine Antoni's Work
Kids get artistic as they explore the impact of art materials, sculpture, and performance. They discuss the work of Janine Antoni and then create a performance piece that reflects social or global issues they feel strongly about. The end result should be an empathetic, thoughtful, and highly engaging experience for the entire class.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Is a Young Generation's Multimedia Work Art?
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 13 Downloads
Lesson: After Nature: Visions and Visionaries
Build visual literacy, discussion, and critical thinking skills with an innovative art lesson. Young analysts discuss the use of decalcomania, surrealism, and automatism in various contemporary pieces, discuss constructed truth, and nontraditional artists.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Seeing Art in Historical Context: An Activity to Promote Visual Literacy
Students consider works of art in their historical context. In this art in historical context lesson, students are encouraged to think about and record their prior knowledge of the historical period and to make inferences about the artist's circumstances and possible intent.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 43 Downloads
Brainstorming can be more than simply writing down a few ideas. Using the Inspiration Software program, learners visualize the process and learn about linking ideas to form logical relationships. Even without the program, there is still plenty to use here.
6th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 153 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Basic Visual Language Ii: How To Analyze a Visual Text
Students identify techniques used to communicate visually. They compare and contrast different visual techniques found in mass media. They apply their understanding by creating photographs that use a variety of visual literacy techniques.
7th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 12 Downloads
19th Century Art in the US
Visual literacy and art appreciation can start at any age. Expose your class to American art of the 19th century. They view two paintings and answer eight questions that require them to think about what they see and the techniques used to convey an idea.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 7 Downloads
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 10 Views 44 Downloads
Shepard Fairey: Photocopy Flyers
Shepard Fairey is a street artist who commands attention with his larger-than-life tagged statements. The class gets to examine the function, purpose, and execution of public art by creating pop art flyers. They view and discuss Fairey's work and then take to using magazines, newspapers, sharpies and a photocopy machine to express their inner angst.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 4 Downloads
Lesson: Urs Fischer: Your Choice: Reality or Illusion?
Young analysts write a comparative essay, but about what? They compose a paper based on several critical discussion about reality and illusion, and how both are blurred in art. They analyze several theatre pieces that exemplify Brechtian acting, epic theater, and Theater of the Absurd then discuss their relevancy today.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads