Cracking Catlins's Code

Students create a chart comparing visual clues with artistic meaning. This lesson plan is designed to introduce students to the ways in which consistent patterns of gesture and pose chosen by an artist (specifically George Catlin) communicate ideas of power and leadership about the subject of the portrait. The lesson use multiple intelligences as part of its skills addressed.

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6th - 12th
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
2 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning