Students participate in a variety of activities that present art history. They arrange an art auction where each student serves as auctioneer to present a favorite piece. Students keep track of their accounts and bid to buy desired pieces of art.
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Game of Change: Slaves and Auctioneer
Students analyze a picture of an American folk art game that illustrates the impact slavery had on society. For this art analysis lesson, students study the picture of the game that illustrates the plight of the slaves. Students define...
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Gallery of Hieronymus Bosch
Bosch created some of the most interesting allegorical works of his time. Expose your learners to these works by having them create a gallery brochure describing his life and art, or a fictitious price list for their next art auction....
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Art as Advocacy for Social Change
“Humanscape No.65” by Melesia Casas and Ester Hernandez’s “Sun Maid Raisins” launch a study of how works of art can advocate for social change. After examining these two works and discussing the human rights issues raised, class members...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
Looking at French Decorative Arts
Students compare the role of a marchand-mercier to that of a modern-day business counterpart and write a persuasive letter. In this French art lesson, students discuss the role of the marchand-mercier in French design and role-play his...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts