Recording Nature's Nuances
Students draw or sketch something from nature, using their imaginations, and again from life. They compare/contrast their work to examine how artists carefully observe nature to represent it in works of art.
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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
Retratos: 2000 Years of Latin American Portraits
Learners explore Latin American art. In this bi-lingual art history lesson plan, students view a vast collection of Latin American artwork to better conceptualize the depth and contributions Latin American artist have had throughout...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Halls are Alive with the Sound of Music
Learners discuss physical places in which had good or bad acoustics. After reading an article, they discover the relationship between the physics of sound and concert hall acoustics. They calculate the speed of sound and compare their...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts