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Art for Protest or Persuasion
Students examine Chicana/o and earlier prints made for protest and persuasion. They compare characteristics of different processes and distinguish multiple original prints from mass-produced reproductions of artworks.
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To Kill a Mockingbird: Historical and Cultural Context
As part of their study of the film adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, class members analyze how Robert Mulligan uses the film lens to depict the historical period and social issues presented in Harper Lee's novel. A superior resource...
7th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: Historical and Cultural Context
An insult to American politicians? A satire of news media? Or a critique of censorship, political corruption, and media propaganda? As part of a unit study on film, class members examine how director Frank Capra's develops these themes...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Retratos: 2000 Years of Latin American Portraits
Students explore Latin American art. In this bi-lingual art history lesson, students view a vast collection of Latin American artwork to better conceptualize the depth and contributions Latin American artist have had throughout history....
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Sculpting a Message: From the Counter-Reformation to the Present Day
Students discuss persuasive messages in art. In this art history instructional activity, students research 17th- century European sculptures to find the messages given. They create their own sculptures and write press releases to explain...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History