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Students are connecting the year that their piece of art was created with the historical events happening in America at that time. They also conduct research to prepare for looking into Art History.
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Recognizing Geometric Shapes
Young mathematicians explore the beauty of geometry with this cross-curricular math and visual arts lesson plan. Over the course of four or five days, children observe and discuss the geometric and organic shapes found in two pieces of...
4 mins K - 4th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Humourous Head Planter Spike: Ceramics Lesson
What a great activity. Kids create humorous ceramic character (heads) spikes to enliven a planter. Modern art is full of expressive and exaggerated forms and your class gets to create them out of clay. This would be a lovely activity to...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Code of the Samurai in Art and Literature
A samurai warrior was said to follow a code; a code that made him adhere to values such as courage, honor, loyalty, and skill. Learners examine Japanese poetry and art to see how they exemplify the ways of the samurai. Great...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Islamic Art; Exploring the Visual Arts of the Middle East
The intent of this unit is to demonstrate some of the traditional arts of the Middle East. Extensive background information on the religion, culture, and nature of Islamic art found throughout the Middle East is provided. Each of the...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Drawing Portraits Using a Grid
A well-developed art lesson plan is always great to have around. This lesson plan on portrait drawing includes a full procedure, modifications, background information on artist Chuck Close, recommended websites, and a few thoughts from...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Samurai as Cultivators of the Arts: Poetry, Theater, and Tea
We don't often think military life and the arts as a two things that go together. Learners will examine how the Samurai and ancient Japanese military men were trained not just to fight, but also to create art through theater, poetry, and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Research, Production, and Presentation of Abstract and Pop Art
Students analyze Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. They view and discuss artworks by Warhol, Lichenstein, Pollack, and Kandinsky, research a specific artist, and create an art piece in the style of their chosen artist.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts