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Animism and Metamorphosis
Learners explore animism and metamorphosis. They find examples by other artists. They draw an animal they can transform and then make a new drawing or computer animation of the transformed animal.
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Carlos Amorales: Discarded Spider
Let's put those scary movies and dreams to work with an expressive art project. Kids make hybrid creatures like the ones seen in Carlos Amorales's piece, Discarded Spider. They attempt to show metamorphosis or change as the creature they...
1st - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Life Cycles in Action - Flip Book
Students create a flip book to depict animal and plant life cycles. In this life cycle instructional activity, students discuss life cycles. Students receive a plant or animal and pictures of its life cycle. Students color the pictures...
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Carlos Amorales: Metamorphosis Self-Portrait
Learners are introduced to the art of Carlos Amorales and the theme of metamorphosis. They explore the natural images used in Amorales's art and the theme of metamorphosis they convey. Then they discuss similarities and differences...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Living and Non-Living Things in the Water
Students analyze biology by completing puzzles in class. In this Earth science lesson plan, students identify the different types of organisms and animals that live in the water by examining photographs and objects taken from aquatic...
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Study Life Cycles with Butterflies
All living things grow and change throughout their lives, but few as dramatically as the monarch butterfly. Explore the interesting life cycle of this insect as children collect caterpillars, create habitats, and observe the incredible...
K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Popular Culture and Japan’s Gross National Cool
From Manga to Godzilla and Pokemon, Japanese pop culture has been taking the globe by storm. This phenomenon is called "soft power." Learners will examine the differences between hard and soft power, as well as learn the historical and...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History