Visual Literacy Teacher Resources
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1920's and 1930's Visual Literacy Pre-Assessment
Tenth graders practice their visual literacy skills. In this visual arts lesson, 10th graders examine digital images from the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian. Students then analyze the artistic images and discuss their interpretations.
10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Young scholars focus on visual literacy in this lesson which can be incorporated to any previous lesson. Using images, they identify the visual elements and design in them and examining the various patterns present. In groups, they discover and discuss any hidden meanings in any of the images they view.
6th - Higher Ed Language Arts 19 Views 66 Downloads
I Don't Believe My Eyes!
Students 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
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 plan, 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
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
Introducing Visual Literacy
Students view examples of images and discuss why a director or writer chose these images. Using different forms of media, they develop their own standards by which to judge television or films. They discover the use of visual literacy as a skill to interpret images that surround them.
7th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 86 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 22 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Water Nearby
Learners explore water located near where they live. In this map skills maritime lesson, students use Google Maps to find their school and the body of water closest to them. Learners research the body of water and answer questions about it.
K - 4th Language Arts 26 Views 43 Downloads
Dorothea Lange and the Relocation of Japanese Americans
Learners consider the relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II. In this Japanese relocation lesson, students examine photographs by Dorothea Lange, the "Pledge of Allegiance," and a US government flyer from 1942. They use visual literacy to write about the photo and to understand a difficult situation in US history.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 30 Downloads
Photo Opportunities: Telling Stories
Students make links between their own lives and the lives of other people by studying a photo. In this visual literacy lesson, students are divided into groups, look through the photo gallery, and choose one photo with people. Students record the content of the photo and then may write captions for the pictures.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
The Evolution of the Book: Introducing Students to Visual Analysis
Young scholars demonstrate visual literacy skills by analyzing the images from the mural in the Library of Congress. In this visual art analysis instructional activity, students examine the mural and further their knowledge by using tools of art and design to analyze other images from the Library’s extensive online collections.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Common Core Literacy Standards - Pre-K Posters
Knowing the Common Core standards is a must for educators and learners alike. Here is an extensive set of literacy standards based on current kindergarten standards, but modified for learners in pre-school. The set includes display ideas, a rationale, and image-rich posters that state each literacy standards in friendly comprehensible language.
Pre-K Language Arts 16 Views 6 Downloads
Narrative Art: What's the Story?
An extensive lesson on art analysis, storytelling, critical thinking, and observation awaits your class! They learn to observe and read art the way they would a story; paying attention to details, historical context, and visual cues that describe a place, time, and thought.
3rd Language Arts 31 Views 50 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 5 Views 30 Downloads
Lesson: A Face to Remember
Oh those awesome ancient Egyptians! Kids hit the books for an art analysis lesson plan. 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 6 Views 37 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
Inspiration: Visual Study Guides
The goal of studying is to retain information, right? This resource takes review into the 21st century using Inspiration Software. Although specifically designed for this program, the visuals and steps here offer great ideas independently. An anticipatory set has learners recognizing the value of visual study guides.
6th - 12th Languages 3 Views 25 Downloads