Hudson River School Teacher Resources
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The American Landscape (1800 - 1850)
Students are introduced to the romantic cultural movement in America. Reading examples of pictures of Washington Irving's home, they identify the characteristics of the movement. They view other paintings of artists from the same time...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Reading the Landscape: Geology and Ecology in the Nineteenth Century American Landscape Paintings of Frederic E. Church
Young scholars use the methodology described by Prown (1982) to interpret paintings. They determine artistic, historical, and scientific content and develop an understanding of aspects of nineteenth century American culture. They...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Going West: The Artist Who Painted the Way
Fifth graders study the artists and artwork of the Westward movement. In this Westward Movement lesson set, 5th graders examine the characteristics of the art of this era. They look at the lives of the artists and think about how the art...
5th Visual & Performing Arts
British and American Painters at the Musee' d'Orsay
Students study the similarities and differences between British and American painters located in the Musee' d'Orsay. In this art history lesson, students learn how to observe and analyze pieces of different art styles. Students read...
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Thunderstorm On Narragansett Bay by Martin Johnson Heade
Thunderstorm On Narragansett Bay is an intriguing image, filled with ominous clouds and intrepid waters. Kids will write, use sensory detail, and sketch images filled with weather after discussing this fantastic painting.
5th Visual & Performing Arts
The American Wilderness? How 19th Century American Artists Viewed the Separation of Civilization and Nature
The attitudes of European settlers toward the American wilderness, as reflected in art and literature, is the focus of this resource packet designed for teachers. Included in the unit overview you will find lists or paintings and works...
9th - 11th English Language Arts
Millionaire: Jefferson Presidency
A lot happened while Thomas Jefferson was in office. Review for your next big test on the Jefferson era by playing a great review game. Just like Who Wants to be a Millionaire, you'll answer 15 questions to reach the 100,000,000 dollar...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Peace and Plenty by George Inness
Learners will need to discuss the Civil War to truly understand the painting Peace and Plenty by George Inness. They'll analyze the painting in terms of context, style, and technique. Then, they'll experiment with light and composition...
7th Visual & Performing Arts
Double Meaning: Edward Hicks' "The Peaceable Kingdom"
Students analyze and create pieces of art. Within the span of three lessons, students discuss different elements of art using "The Peaceable Kingdom" by Edward Hicks as a guide and follow step-by-step teacher directions in order to paint...
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Artist's Sketchbooks/Explorer's Jounals
Students create and design original sketchbooks and journals. Students explore a variety of words and images in their creations. Students record observations, experiences, events and places to document a journey on the spot when they occur.
7th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Currier and Ives: An America Panorama Shaping the American Identity
Pupils look for similarities in basic divisions of compositional space. They compare Currier and Ives landscape lithographs with examples by Thomas Cole. Students compare the figural group style as seen in the works of Currier and Ives...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Millionaire Game Review: Westward Expansion
Review the westward expansion, game-show style. Twelve hot topics related to the westward expansion, if answered correctly, will make your class winners in the game of American history. The game is modeled after the once-popular TV show,...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History