Students explore various art styles, investigate various art historical periods, and create a performance art piece.
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My Story and History: Peeking into the Past with Paintings
Consider how you can use a visual source, such as a painting, to learn about a historical time or event. Young learners discuss primary sources and how they differ from secondary sources, then analyze the painting Mother and Child by...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Step into the Painting: Social Studies, Literature, and Art
Travel back in American history to the era of slavery and abolition. After reading about the Underground Railroad, young historians examine a painting depicting the event, and write a narrative from the point of view of a person in the...
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Marc Chagall / Magic Realism
Surrealistic painters like Marc Chagall and Wendy Rouse show viewers an expansive world in a small area. Young artists have a opportunity to create their own surrealistic paintings in response to a study of works by Chagall and Rouse.
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Living Conditions in Victorian Houses
Students interpret a painting and draw conclusions about life in 10th century Britain. In this British history lesson, students determine what life would have been like for an affluent British family including their heating sources,...
7th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Bengali Scroll Paintings
Students, after researching diverse cultures, art forms, and celebrations around the world, explore and study India's Hindu population that celebrates Diwali with colorful scrolls. They make similar paintings and assess this cultural art...
1st - 10th Social Studies & History