Sixth Graders Express Themselves
Sixth graders create examples of expressionistic paintings using pastels, black paper, and chalk in this 6th grade Art lesson. Emphasis is on creating an emotion for the painting using simple lines and large shapes and cooperative learning.
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The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai
The art of Katsushika Hokusai is so exciting! Get your sixth graders excited about the interesting life and magnificent art of Hokusai while engaging them in a discussion based on critical thinking. Then let them get creative as they...
6th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Act 1: Purple Bathrobes Attend and Opera
I really like this idea. Upper graders discover the connection between art and theatre by first analyzing the artists' choices and motivation in creating the installation piece, Four Purple Velvet Bathrobes. In groups, they write one-act...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Springfield Podcasting Project: Introduction Part 2
Using Calvin and Hobbes comics, sixth graders practice reading skills. After familiarizing themselves with a variety of cartoons, they write a summary and highlight the words they are going to emphasize. Then, they create a recording...
6th English Language Arts
Lesson Plan: Symbols & Community
Sand mandalas are transitory art forms that are created by a group for the purpose of healing. Upper graders learn how Tibetan monks create these amazing works of art, and study symbolism and metaphor. Then pupils work together in a...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History