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Examine two works of art and use these pieces as inspiration for dialogues. The whole class discusses Renoir's Lunch at the Restaurant Fournaise and Toulouse-Lautrec's At the Moulin Rouge. Then, in groups of either three or ten, pupils come up with and perform scenes that go along with the paintings.

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Classroom Considerations

  • You may need to scaffold the plan more fully for younger learners

  • Combines art analysis and language arts in an interesting way

  • It will likely be difficult for students to work in groups of ten for the At the Moulin Rouge adaptation