Classical Artists Teacher Resources
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Artistic Interpretation of a Classic: The Author's Role
9th - 12th
Reading the original Hans Christian Andersen tale of “The Little Mermaid” and viewing the Great Performances: The Little Mermaid from the San Francisco Ballet video offers class members an opportunity to consider how artistic decisions...
Lesson: French Revolution and Visual Language of Power
9th - 12th
Take a look at the French Revolution and neo-classic art, then compare it to current social issues and contemporary art. Kids analyze several pieces painted by Jacques-Louis David in regard to style and subject then compare them to...
The Many Meanings of Michelangelo's Statue of David
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Invite your learners to consider how the context of an artwork can alter its meaning and interpretation throughout its history by examining the intriguing history behind Michelangelo's statue of David. The video discusses how the...
Cartoons for the Classroom: Inspiration from the Classics
11th - 12th
Even cartoonists can take inspiration from the masters. Learners will learn about Fuseli's The Nightmare and compare it to the cartoon it inspired. They'll analyze the cartoon in relation to the original piece as well as the political...
Keeping Us in Stitches Activity: Whole Cloth Quilt Design
5th - 8th
Students examine how decorative motifs are adapted to other types of objects by craftsmen and artists. They examine photos on the Illinois State Museum website, discuss design elements, adapt a motif to a line drawing, and transfer a...
Pride and Prejudice: Darcy's Proposal to Elizabeth
9th - 12th
Why did Elizabeth refuse Darcy’s first proposal? Was it pride or prejudice? Readers of Austin’s classic struggle with the significance of Darcy’s proposal and Elizabeth’s refusal by crafting personal response journals and sharing these...
Kabuki: The People's Dramatic Art
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Discover the kabuki form of Japanese classical theater performance and its reflection of the historical evolution of Japanese government and culture. As the first dramatic performance form catering to the common people, kabuki is shaped...