Lesson Plan

The Body Talks

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Young historians examine the gestures of human subjects represented in Mannerist, Baroque and Renaissance paintings. After they play charades and attempt to match dialogue with body language, learners create a drawing that includes gestures.

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  • Adaptable to multiple grade levels
  • Engaging and fun
  • Provides a glossary for common terms from the Renaissance
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