Lesson 2 for Portrait Detectives
Students view painted portraits, then answer questions developed in the criteria. students then describe the portraits in various writing assignments, and take the role of the subject of the portrait and perform short skits as that character.
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8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable