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Explore the beauty of Chinese Calligraphy. This well-developed lesson will take your class on a journey through the history of Calligraphy, engage them in technique and style, then challenge them by having them create new strokes to...
Chinese and Japanese calligraphy is beautiful and significant in both culture and tradition. Engage your class in this expressive fine art form through a lesson on using, holding, and creating brush strokes common to Japanese writing...
Students produce calligraphy projects using writing skills and unique tools in this six-day Art activity. Emphasis is placed upon the work of Portland, Oregon calligraphy artist Inga Dubay and her experiences with "Italic" writing...
UTSA Institute of Texas Cultures
Young learners discover kamishibai, a popular Japanese storytelling art, and explore how these Japanese folktales illustrate the country's cultural themes and values through discussion and storyboarding.
Students explore Chinese culture and Chinese calligraphy. In this Chinese calligraphy lesson plan, students create paintings using Chinese techniques. Students describe the differences in Chinese art and other culture's art. Students...
Students explore the art of calligraphy through writing Chinese characters. They view a Power Point as an introduction to Chinese calligraphy and practice writing Chinese characters. In groups, they visit centers to explore the history...
Students experience another culture through a unit that explores instruments, spoken language, and calligraphy. Students experience the Asian culture first hand through a Taiko Drum Concert, as well as lunch at an Asian Buffet &...
I love these are lesson ideas! Young artists practice the art of Calligraphy and Origami. They make gift boxes with good wishes. This plan includes an excellent component that shows exactly how to fold the paper in order to make the box,...
Fourth graders select one or more Chinese characters and paint them on watercolor paper using information gathered about Chinese calligraphy. Chinese proverbs are also emphasized in this 4th grade art lesson.
Students discover through an examination of The Tale of Genji the importance of calligraphy to courtship rituals in the Japanese court culture of the late Heian period ( 897-1185). Three possible enrichment activities are included
Learn more about the history and five pillars of Islam with an extensive resource that focuses on the religion's connection to art. Focusing on calligraphy, textiles, and architecture, the packet illustrates the beauty of the artistic...
Engage young learners in practicing their counting skills while teaching them about the Japanese writing system with this printable book. Using the included key that shows the kanji characters for the numbers 1-10, children count the...
Students write a Bible verse in calligraphy. In this calligraphy lesson, students take dictation on a passage from the Bible that is not well known. Students discuss how long it took to take dictation and use a ratio to figure out how...
Third graders make an accordion-fold book, review the vocabulary of visual art and are introduced to calligraphy. They plan a story using a sequence of words and sentences.
Students read about Calligraphy of Thought, a collection of poetry linking Islam to the West. In this art and poetry lesson plan, students read about the poetry collection and complete a culture flower.
Pupils read and examine Vietnamese poetry. They select a poem, and create a silk painting using the words in the poem as calligraphy and designing an image that coordinates with the poem.
The intent of this unit is to demonstrate some of the traditional arts of the Middle East. Extensive background information on the religion, culture, and nature of Islamic art found throughout the Middle East is provided. Each of the...
Learners research the forms and significance of calligraphy in traditional and contemporary Chinese society. They design a mixed media scroll on paper, developing symbols for use as calligraphic images. Students describe how selected...
Students create individual representations of Chinese calligraphy symbols in this cross-curricular lesson for the elementary Language Arts or Art classroom. One enrichment activity is included.
Students create a calligraphy piece using Korean words. They use han'gul script and write with a brush after learning the words. They pay attention to line and space as they create their work of art.
Students explore a Powerpoint presentation as an introduction to Xu Bing and his new English calligraphy. In this new English lesson, students understand that new English was invented by this artist and resembles Chinese characters....
Second graders explore the geography, holidays, important teachers, and inventions from China in the nine lessons of this unit. The results of their inquiries are expressed through a variety of products, writings, and presentations.
Students explore the basic elements of Islamic art and create their own artistic calligraphy. In this Islamic art lesson, students discuss calligraphy and watch a video about Islamic art. Students complete a response sheet for the video...
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