Jose Posada - Calaveras Drawings - Line
Learners examine and discuss work of Mexican printmaker Jose Posada, and create drawings in the style of Posada that use current subject matter and symbols.
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Día de los Muertos Teacher Packet
Learn about Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, through authentic vocabulary activities, creating Papel Picado, creating Calavera masks, and making skeleton puppets. Designed to be adaptable to many grade levels, you'll find...
K - 12th Social Studies & History
Dia de los Muertos Educator Resource Guide
What are the origins of el Dia de los Muertos, and how is this tradition observed in contemporary celebrations? With a variety of lesson plans and suggested hands-on activities, here is an excellent resource to reference as you prepare...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Claycrete Calaveras - Dia de los Muertos
Young scholars create skeletons to celebrate the Day of the Dead. In this visual arts lesson, students explore the importance of the Day of the Dead celebrations in the Mexican culture. They create skeletons and decorate them with paint,...
3rd - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
A Bar at the Folies-Bergere by Édouard Manet
Observation is a key skill any scientist, artist, or writer needs to hone. Learners first discuss Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, then they set up a place to observe the people in their school. They closely observe and sketch what...
8th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Mixing Metaphors across Current Events and Literature
Expression, current events, and art can go hand-in-hand. After analyzing a multi-media piece entitled, Trade Canoe for Don Quixote, the class explores their own expressive process. They create collages that show a current event or issue...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts