Japanese Prints and Reduction Printing
Students create Japanese-inspired art. In this Japanese prints and reduction printing lesson, students examine art techniques and create linoleum block printing and reduction printing with linoleum blocks.
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Reading Historical Children's Letters: Persuasive letters, Industrialization, Great Depression, and Japanese Internment
Students investigate the lives of American children of the past. In this historical perspectives lesson, students explore several primary sources available from the Library of Congress to conduct personal inquiry to determine...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Life in the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints and the Rise of the Merchant Class in Edo Period Japan
Students explore Jananese history through the use of the woodblock print called "ukiyo-e" prints. The audience attracted to the prints, their interests and tastes as well as how the prints reflected the life of the merchant class is the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Life in the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints And the Rise of the Merchant Class in Edo Period Japan
Students examine famous woodblock prints of artists such as Hiroshige and Hokusai as primary documents to help them gain insight on Japanese history. They relate the woodblock images to the social hierarchy of the period.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Create a Simulated Woodblock Print
An awesome imbedded video kicks off a activity on Japanese woodblock masters Hokusai and Hiroshige. After learning about the art style, they analyze several woodblocks for color, composition, and mood. Kids can then make woodblock prints...
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts