The Heart Symbol
Students investigate the symbol of the heart and how it is used to represent the relationship of friendship. They look at samples of the heart set in different contexts in order to compare and contrast them. Students answer some key questions.
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A Community of Shapes and Symbols
Create beautiful paintings with negative space in your kindergarten classroom. A multi-step lesson plan guides your class through the process of creating pieces for an art project, which could yield more than one successful composition.
K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts
Cupid and Heart Valentine Decorations
Students investigate the origins of the Valentine's Day holiday and the history of Valentine symbols. Using a variety of craft materials, they sculpt and create replicas using Valentine's Day symbols to create Valentine cupids and...
1st - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Visual Art: Independence Days Around the World
Students research patriotic holidays from around the world. After reading about their own country's independence day, they choose another country and examine the traditions and symbols associated with it. Using cardboard, ribbon, and...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History
Sensational Subtraction Centers
Engage your kindergarteners in a center-based lesson which provides experience and exposure to the connecting and symbolic levels of subtraction. This excellent lesson has many wonderful activities and handouts included for each of the...
K Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: More Than a Dollar's Worth of Meaning
The Chinese, Dish with the Eight Buddhist Emblems contains symbols and visual references for learners to explore. They search for Buddhist symbolism on the dish and then they use their observation skills to locate and explore the meaning...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts