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Gobal Oneness Project

Passionate Pursuits

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Not all technology is digital. Teach learners about the low-tech maker movement with a photo essay about six artisans from California and two articles about the local creator movement. After tackling the photo essay in small groups,...
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Interactive
DocsTeach

Analyzing an Allegorical Statue

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Everyone sees art differently. An informative resource focuses on the image analysis of an allegorical statue. Scholars study the photo of the statue and complete a worksheet based on their findings. To finish, academics participate in...
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J. Paul Getty Trust

Expressing Emotions through Art Lesson 1—Everyone Shows They Care

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
In a instructional activity that explores art and emotions, scholars analyze a piece of art and discuss which emotions it portrays. They go on to reflect on their own emotions and how they are similar to the feelings expressed...
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J. Paul Getty Trust

Narrating a Family Tradition

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After examining a piece of art, scholars discuss what they see, paying close attention to details and space. A read-aloud introduces the topic of family traditions. Pupils interview their family members about a tradition in preparation...
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Facing History and Ourselves

Public Art as a Form of Participation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
David Binnington's mural commemorating the 1936 Battle of Cable Street is the focus of a activity that looks at public art as a form of civic participation. After reading background material about the mural, individuals analyze a segment...
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J. Paul Getty Trust

Ambitious Women Artists at Work

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Ambition is the keyword of a lesson that focuses on the contributions made by famous female artists. Specifically looking at European artists, Luisa Roldan and Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, scholars examine a piece of their work then...
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Sargent Art

Protect Our Marine Life

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Encourage water conservation and boost art skills with a hands-on activity that challenges young painters to create a scene highlighting marine life. Using oil pastels, scholars draw an underwater scene and write a tip for viewers to...
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National Gallery of Art

Van Gogh’s Self-Portraits

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Scholars get to know famous Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh, as an artist as well as a person. After reading personal letters and analyzing paintings, participants paint two self-portraits that represent their personality. Then, write a...
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Music Publishers Association of the United States

I Made It. I Own It. Please Don't Steal It.

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Explore the world of copyright law with a variety of activities to instill the importance of respecting creative property. Scholars watch an animated tale then take part in a grand conversation detailing the video's main idea, details,...
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Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

The Life and Work of Vincent Van Gogh

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Vincent Van Gogh is a fascinating subject for students of art history.
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Curated OER

Pottery with Artist Kerry Moosman

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After watching a video of Native American artist Maria Martinez create art out of clay, learners will create burnished coil pots similar to those made by artist, Kerry Moosman. This lesson includes a supply list, web links, historical...
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Curated OER

Artist Research

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students research an artist of their choice on the internet. They are provided with questions (worksheets included with the lesson) as a guide for their research. Students choose an artwork by their artist to critique.
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Organizer
Curated OER

Brainstorming for a Song Essay

For Students 4th - 12th
Use this brainstorming organizer to help writers organize their song ideas. Starting with the name of the song, they will use bubbles to brainstorm various elements of a song from lyrics to meaning.
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Curated OER

Impressionism

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Using beautiful pictures done by famous impressionist artists, this presentation explores the world of Monet, Degas and others. This presentation would be a great tool to use in the lower grades to begin a discussion of this artistic...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Artist Unknown

For Students 7th - 10th
Pupils read a six-paragraph selection titled, "Artist Unknown." Then they respond to six multi-step questions regarding the arts. I would use this to supplement my existing curriculum.
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Curated OER

The Artist as Entrepreneur

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Some kids know exactly what they want to be when they grow up. This careers lesson aids upper graders in considering who they are as artists and how they can profit from their art, making a career out of something they love. This is a...
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Curated OER

Sketch Book Making: Places for Creative Communication

For Teachers 10th - 12th
High schoolers create sketchbooks, explore the uses of journals, write (across the curriculum) from others' points of view, and compare forms of communication from the 1800s to today. A nice blend of individual, whole class, and...
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Curated OER

The Mystique of the Artist

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Your high schoolers explore the role of artists in society in a creative three-week unit. First they customize art supply bags using paint, embroidery, appliqué, and other media. They imagine their ideal artistic work space and design a...
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Curated OER

Art Careers

For Teachers K - 4th
Students explore art careers. In this career education lesson, students explore three different learning stations which simulate several art careers. Students construct a career book after this activity.
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Curated OER

Vincent Van Gogh

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
This worksheet contains three short answer study questions and seven essay topics about Vincent van Gogh, his life and his work. Clearly designed with higher-level learners, these prompts ask the responder to consider how van Gogh's life...
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Curated OER

Vincent Van Gogh

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Perhaps a useful resource for an Art History course or a project on a famous figure, this standard 25 question multiple choice quiz asks factual questions about Vincent van Gogh's life such as siblings' names, the people who influenced...
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Curated OER

Michelangelo Buonarroti

For Students 8th - 12th
This online interactive history quiz is made up of 25 multiple choice questions about Michelangelo Buonarroti. The quiz is based on information included on the Sparknotes website, although the questions relate to topics that are present...
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Curated OER

Leonardo da Vinci

For Students 7th - 12th
Are you studying Leonardo da Vinci in your class? This resource is made up of 3 study questions and 7 essay topics about Leonardo da Vinci that you could use to test your learners' biographical knowledge. Class members may check some of...
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Curated OER

Some see art, some see vandalism

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes. Students conduct research on issues and interests by...