Making Art That Matters (Printmaking Option)
Young scholars plan and execute a relief print that attempts to protest or persuade. They focus on effective definition of shape, use of symbols, and impact on their intended viewers.
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A strong writing resource, designed for high school or college-level writers, guides learners through crafting persuasive arguments. The packet not only provides examples of a variety of argumentative strategies, it gives pointers on how...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
“Decalcomania” Glue Paint Symmetry Prints
Who knew you could paint with glue? After first adding liquid water color paints to bottles of white Elmer's glue and applying them to paper, students of all ages are then challenged to use their imagination and creativity to draw in...
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Call of the Wild: What Makes a Book Great?
Close up your unit on The Call of the Wild by Jack London with an examination of what makes a book memorable and effective. During discussion, young scholars apply general qualities of a great book to The Call of the Wild and touch on...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Late Antique, Early Jewish and Christian Art
Early Jewish and Christian art and architecture are featured in a 70-slide presentation designed for AP art history and humanities classes. In addition to the images, tenets of both religions, and maps of the regions are included.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Art/Architecture - Caspar David Friedrich
The episode from the "Art/Architecture" playlist examines the paintings of the famous Nineteenth Century German romantic landscape artist. The narrator focuses on Friedrich's belief that art can teach us about the importance of suffering...
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How Social Media Can Make History
From Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451 to Facebook, Twitter, and TXT. Here’s a must-see video for anyone interested in the transformation of the media landscape and message distribution. The narrator traces four...
16 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Distorting Madonna in Medieval Art
Why was the prominent figure of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in medieval paintings commonly painted out of proportion? Discover the deep religious roots connected to European medieval art beginning in the sixth century. This video offers a...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Understanding, Looking at, Making Abstract Art
Before the class makes abstract art, they see contemporary examples and analyze them. They look at art made by abstract artists under the age of 33 then use similar techniques to create an interesting collection of their own. The...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Social Issues and Art Inquiry Project
Connect art to social issues with a extended inquiry project. Individuals or small groups select a social issue and a type of art to explore. They complete a KWL chart for both the social issue and the art strand and take time to create...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History