Student explore, research, and discuss the life & artwork of famous photographers. They analyze & critique the artwork, photographers through a presentation. They recognize and identify technological developments in the visual arts.
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Using Primary Sources to Study the Holocaust
Engage your middle schoolers with Pastor Martin Niemoller's famous poem that begins, "First they came for the communists." Now that you have their attention, send learners to the various work stations you created to have them explore...
5th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Exploring the Great Depression through Pictures and Music
Students discuss causes of the Great Depression and analyze artifacts from the era. For this Great Depression era lesson, students discuss the impact of the Depression and analyze photographs and music lyrics. Students write a journal...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
A Multi-Media Approach to Teaching The Grapes of Wrath
Integrate history, math, and art into a study of The Grapes of Wrath with a series of activities that ask learners to investigate the social, political, economic, and environmental factors at play during the 1930s. Designed to be used...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
The Stuff of Stories: Using Museums to Inspire Student Writing
Middle schoolers write descriptions, narratives, and dialogues based on objects of art and time periods in a museum. They base several writing assignments on art objects and paintings, including a literal description and an emotional...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Cinematography & Film/Video Production #2
Take two! Middle school and high school students learn what it takes to film and produce videos. Use these activities to challenge young cinematographers to learn the parts of a camera, filming techniques, and practice using the...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Photographs - Writing the Artist's Statement
Students read an artist's statement by Dorothea Lange and write a statement based on their own photographs. For this photograph and writing lesson, students examine the relationship between photography and the artist's statement....
7th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts