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36 reviewed resources for Participating in Visual Arts

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Light in Painting

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How do painters use and manipulate light in their artwork to give emphasis and establish mood and emotion? Pupils will analyze a few examples of landscape and portrait painting in order to explore the how light is used in art, and will...
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Understanding the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB)

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How did our universe really begin? Explore the Science Big Bang Theory and Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) with this multiple activity-based lesson plan that demonstrates that the increase of density due to the decrease of...
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Lesson: Differing World Views: Human and Animals

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Kids challenge their understanding of the world around them and consider the impact man has on the environment and animal life. They examine a Tlingit piece, read two Tlingit stories about man and animals, then participate in a research...
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Culture Connect: Experience the Culture of the World

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
A rich series of activities introduces learners to the concept of culture by closely examining the behaviors, practices, and art of three distinct peoples: the Highland Maya of Guatemala, the Hmong of China and Southeast Asia, and the...
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Art in the Mail

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The "mail art" phenomena was started back in the 20's with the Dada and Fluxus art movements and revitalized in the 60's. The principle of mail art, is free exchange and artistic expression. Learners study these facts and then create...
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Dinosaurs Before Dark

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young readers travel back to the time of the dinosaurs in this literature unit based on the story Dinosaurs Before Dark. Intended for use with upper-elementary special education learners, this resource provides reading comprehension,...
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Artful Storytelling

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Most art pieces are highly symbolic and relate stories that reflect a particular culture. Learners explore Asian storytelling through research. In small groups, they choose an Asian story to examine, they choose art pieces that relate to...
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Journalism for Justice

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewRoll the presses! Or at least have your class members participate in the time-honored tradition of the student press by creating their own newspapers or journalist pieces on a social problem. After conducting research and collaborating...
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Habits of Mind

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Why do artists create? To solve a problem, of course. Young artists work individually and then in groups to create observational, imaginative, and narrative drawings in response to an assignment that requires them to employ all 16 Habits...
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TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can opinions slant facts? Workshop participants learn how to examine primary and secondary sources and identify the author's point of view. They also examine how visual art impacts the meaning and rhetoric of sources. Full of...
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What Are You Drinking?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
There is plenty of talk these days about our carbon footprints, but what about our water footprints? Do we think much about the amount of water we use in a given day or how safe it really is? Raise awareness with this resource. A...
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Lesson: Creativity on Parade

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Parades, ceremonies, and rituals are common to most traditional cultures. Kids analyze a carved piece entitled, Death Cart to understand the significance of these events. They then create floats, carts, and costumes for a class parade...
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Preserving the Treasures of Afghanistan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What would you save? To launch an examination of how the people of Afghanistan protected precious works of art from Soviet and Taliban invaders, participants consider what they would save if invasion was threatened. They then view a...
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Using TED Talks and Non-Print Texts to Address Reading and Speaking and Listening Standards

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who says that reading has to involve text? Use non-print texts, including videos, TED talks, and podcasts in your classroom to teach skills associated with nonfiction reading, including evaluating claims, finding main ideas, and...
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Clouds

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Get your little readers moving with a fun lesson plan about Eric Carle's Little Cloud. After reading the book together, they engage in a series of locomotor and manipulative activities to illustrate how different elements of the story...
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Winter Landscape by Pieter Brueghel

For Teachers 1st
Learning about art is more than just looking at pictures, it's critical thinking, social studies, analysis, and observation skills all rolled into one. You'll share the painting Winter Landscape by Pieter Brueghel with your class, first...
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Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
How tall is the Empire State Building? Lead your class through a collaborative estimation activity to determine the number of quarters it would take to reach the top and teach the following concepts: human capital, human resources,...
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Creating a Heroic Character

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What do Columbus, Aeneas, Scarlet O’Hara, and Frederick Douglass have in common? How can a hero in one age be a villain in another? Does heroism depend on the context of time and place? Are there traits that all heroes share? After a...
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ABCs for You and Me

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
The alphabet is the focus of a lesson that challenges scholars to identify letters through hands-on activities. Young readers go alphabet fishing using alphabet cards, paper clips, magnets, and poles. A read-aloud of your favorite...
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Run/Walk Across America

For Teachers K - 8th
Walk, jog, or run across America. Maps of individual states, visual progress, competition, and rewards, seem to be great motivational ideas. Make sure that the distances that each class has to walk or run are the same, because getting...
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Isabella’s Garden

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Create rows and rows of vegetables. Pupils use their knowledge of multiplication to find the number of vegetable shoots planted in a garden and ways to arrange the vegetables in the performance task. Teachers use the suggested unit...
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Introduction to John Updike

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Expand your pupils' understanding of the short story genre with a study of John Updike and his story "A&P." This lesson, the fourth in a series of fourteen, invites learners to examine literary terms and read and discuss the story....
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Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh Animals!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Fear not, this thematic unit on animals and habitats poses no threat to you or your students. In fact, this fun series of whole class, small group, and independent learning activities will have your class engaged in learning about the...
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The Path of Least Resistance

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your class won't be able to resist this instructional activity on the path of least resistance, or rather, on conductors and insulators. Using two types of modeling dough, one that conducts and one that insulates, young electrical...