Romare Bearden Teacher Resources
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Picturing America: Images and Words of Hope from Romare Bearden and Langston Hughes
A carefully crafted three-day lesson integrates poetry and visual art. By analyzing and comparing Langston Hughes' poem "Mother and Son" and Romare Bearden's collage "The Dove," readers explore the theme of hope. The lesson activates...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Romare Bearden-Style Collages
Students create collages in the style of African American artist Romare Bearden. They define the word collage, study African American artist Romare Bearden, view examples of collages by Romare Bearden, and create a collage following...
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Romare Bearden: Piecing Together A Viewpoint
Students examine the history of Romare Bearden and her artwork. The instructional activity consists of some virtual field trips and projects. The instructional activity is designed to be taught as either a social studies or art...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Romare Bearden's The Dove - A Meeting of Vision and Sound
Students explore African american culture of the late 1950's and 60's through various primary sources including literature, music, art and others. They then prepare and conduct a mock interview and present with the class.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Visual Art: Romare Bearden and Group 306
Students examine the life and art of Romare Bearden. Using his "Mill Hand's Lunch Bucket" for inspiration, they write a first chapter for a book. Students observe numerous other works of his art and discuss them from artistic and...
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series: Removing the Mask
Describe, analyze, compare and contrast poets from the Harlem Renaissance. Critical thinkers analyze the imagery, characterization, tone, symbolism, and historical context of Jacob Lawrence, Helene Johnson, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. A...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
Explore the beauty of Eric Carle's art and stories with an enchanting set of lessons. Featuring Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? as well as Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the resource provides...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits: Grades 3-5
Students explore the contributions of African Americans of the 20th century. In this African American history activity, students examine portraits of Muhammad Ali, Romare Bearden, Lorraine Hansberry, Judith Jamison, and Leontyne Price in...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
Students explore the contributions of African Americans of the 20th century. In this African American history lesson plan, students examine portraits of Muhammad Ali, Romare Bearden, Lorraine Hansberry, Judith Jamison, and Leontyne Price...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Expressive Self Portrait - Mixed Media
Students create self-portraits using prior artistic knowledge and personal experiences. Emphasis is placed on the works of Albrecht Durer, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Romare Bearden, and Chuck Close for inspiration.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Dance of the Times: African-American Expression of Jazz
Music enthusiasts discover the birth of jazz and explore a variety of images showcasing African-Americans' expression of the music. Taking part in a grand conversation, pupils discuss the myriad of emotions that come to be from reviewing...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change
"Can a museum be a catalyst in a community? Can a museum house artists and allow them to be change agents as communities re-think themselves?" Watch as curator Thelma Golden re-imagines the museum as a think tank and explores the...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable