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Sculpture of the Twentieth Century
Eighth graders examine various 20th century artists and their sculptures. They view and analyze slides, compare/contrast the artists' styles, and create an original sculpture.
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The Day The Earth Stood Still: Historical and Cultural Context
Watch the Skies! Duck and Cover! Project Blue Book! Film, as a reflection of historical, cultural, and social issues, are the focus of the final lessons in a film unit that uses primary source documents and Robert Wise's 1951 version of...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui
Critical thinking comes in all shapes and sizes. Here, kids will get critical as they consider the wonderful art of El Anatsui. Written to engage learners visiting the Brooklyn Museum, the lesson focuses on a huge piece created by...
1st - 8th Social Studies & History
Famous Artist of the Month
Feature one famous artist a month with a series of portraits, biographies, and examples of their gallery. With masters such as Augustus Rodin, Francisco Goya, and Michelangelo, the resource provides opportunities every month for kids to...
2nd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Conflict, Tragedy and the Power of Art
Students investigate some the ways art has responded to conflict throughout history. Through teacher lecture and demonstration, students witness the historical background of a piece of artwork and how it reflects the conflict it...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Sort It Out--New Deal Programs
Students explore The New Deal. In this cross curriculum fine arts and U.S. history lesson, students work in groups to sort and discuss photographs and artwork from the 20th century representing Franklin D. Roosevelt and The New Deal....
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Reflections in the Mirror A Visual Journal and Mural Inspired by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Young scholars examine and analyze works of art by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. They create journals that follow the form and content of Kahlo's diary, and murals in the spirit of Rivera.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts