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Lesson: I Can See Clearly Now Practicing Careful Observation

For Teachers K - 5th
Poetry and art analysis go hand-in-hand. In groups, youngsters analyze a landscape painting, making careful observations. They use details found in the painting to inspire an original poem. The poem must include at least three objects...
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Line, Shape, Form, and Pattern

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
ArtsWork produces some very fine art lesson plans. This one is no exception! In it, learenrs experiment with line to develop skill in creating shapes and patterns. They also play around with shading to create forms. There are six...
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Lesson: Recycle, Repurpose, Recreate!

For Teachers K - 5th
Before youngsters use items from the recycle bin to create unique repurposed sculptures, they should analyze some art. Here, they learn about Francis Nnaggenda, an assemblage artist from Uganda. They analyze one of his sculptures,...
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Lesson: A Garden for Monet

For Teachers K - 5th
To better understand artistic style and expression, your class compares two different paintings. They analyze each painting for style, technique, similarities, and differences. They then experiment with a variety of art materials and...
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Lesson: Contemporary Tribal Designs

For Teachers K - 5th
There is a lot to be learned from a horse. Kids analyze a contemporary tribal design found on a large installation piece. Then they create tribal designs of their own that show similarities and difference between cultures and time...
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Name Patterns

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Here is a fun, colorful, and engaging art project that is sure to get your kids excited! They make a piece of art using watercolor paints, and by making a design out of the letters of their first name. This would be a fantasti art...
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Dancing Skeleton Puppets

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students study the Mexican holiday known as The Day of the Dead. In this holiday lesson, students study bones, listen to Tony Johnston's, Day of the Dead and learn on about the holiday. They listen to two more books before making puppets...
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Family Quilts Keep us Warm

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore families and culture. In this family and culture lesson, students discuss their families and their similarities and differences. Students read the book The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco and create their own quilt...
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Impact of the Cotton Gin

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore agriculture by completing a worksheet in class. In this cotton industry lesson, students identify the use of the cotton gin and its impact on the economy and slavery. Students view images of the cotton gin on the...
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Grow Cards

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students make paper to be used for a greeting card. In this recycling ecology instructional activity, students make recycled paper from torn pieces of newspaper and water. Students decorate the paper and send it as a greeting card....
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Counting Kernels

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore number sense by participating in a counting activity. In this corn kernel counting lesson, students examine a corn cob in class and practice their counting methods by identifying how many kernels are on each piece of...
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Apple of My Eye

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students study apples. In this apple instructional activity, students read Apples by Gail Gibbons. Students discover the life cycle of apples and determine the many uses of apples. Students write a list of factual information on strips...
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Lesson: Bringing Back the Sun: The Story of Jaguar Inspiring Student Stories

For Teachers K - 5th
What on earth is that jar for? It was an ancient incense burner used by the Maya, that was inspired by the myth of the sun god. Young analysts hear the story of the Mayan sun god, analyze the story through the artistry in the jar, and...
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Lesson: Painting Stories

For Teachers 1st - 6th
You're never too young for a lesson in fine art. Explore the painting Deucalion and Pyrrha, based on the Greek myth of the same name, with your class. You'll look at color, composition, texture, and technique, which are easily outlined...
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Lesson: What's your Passion?

For Teachers 1st - 5th
What inspires people and fuels their creative endeavors? Passion! Find out what drives your learners as they examine a painting as it relates to a person's passion. They create a reflective visual or written piece that describes their...
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Lesson: Possible Perspectives

For Teachers K - 5th
Visual art is the inspiration for a creative writing activity focused on having learners write from different perspectives. They analyze the image Yellow Rain Jacket, picking out details to help their storytelling. They use the details...