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20 resources with the keyterm african art

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Lesson: Looking Closer: The Artwork of Wangechi Mutu

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Social issues of gender and media stereotypes, begins with a multi-sensory experience. Learners view the painting Backlash Blues and make critical comments based on what they see. They then read the Langston Hughes poem and listen to the...
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Lesson: Expressing the Inner Life of Things

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Found metal objects were welded together to create an inspiring African sculpture. Learners consider the use of objects and the inspiration of African art seen in Picasso's work. They then find and create a scrap art sculpture, as well...
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Lesson: Resolving Conflict Creatively

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The wood sculpture Nkisi Nkondi is said to have been used to aid in conflict resolution. Learners pretend they are journalists reporting on a conflict in which the figure was used to resolve an issue. A creative and interesting use of...
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African Ceramic Portrait Vessel

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers create a piece of art inspired by traditional African pieces.
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6th Grade Art

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create "macquette" sculptures, which would be models for larger playground pieces.
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Paper Maché Mancala Game Boards

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders create three dimensional works of art from two dimensional plans, develop skills in papier-mach?? technique, utilize elements and principles of design to create 3-D form, and develop math/strategy skills in playing the...
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Using the Internet - Art and Design

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
An interesting resource that might work best in an upper level art course, this handout provides a list of nine websites where young artists can read and study about all forms of art. These online resources range from a dictionary of...
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Africa: Art and Culture

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Posing an introductory question about the reflection of culture within art, this lecture on African art forms will garner intrigue and imagination. From oral tradition (the African griot), to images of African masks and Western...
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African Artist El Anatsui as a Reflection of African Culture: Human Rights Issues and Activism Through Art

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students explore global issues through visual art analysis. In this African art lesson, students examine works by El Anatsui and discussing their human rights themes. Students then design lesson plans based on their findings.
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Sculpted, Painted Balsa-Foam African Masks

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students create an African mask. In this African art lesson, students use Balsa-Foam and acrylic paints to construct an African mask. Students carve out the facial features and seal it with a coat of Gesso.
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African Mask

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students make masks. In this African art lesson, students review background information about African art and the use of masks. Students use geometric shapes and other designs to create their masks.
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Personal Clay Box

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students search for and sort ideas for content in their artwork, explore African art, and create and assemble a lidded box-like form from slabs of clay half way between soft and leather hard.
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Ancient Origins: The Role of Archaeology in Reconstructing the Past

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students read information about the ancient origins of art and archaeology with a focus on the Malian culture. In this art origins lesson, students read background information for the topic and compare ancient and contemporary objects....
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Faces of Africa II

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students complete art analysis for a Bessie Harvey piece. In this art analysis lesson, students read background information, complete careful looking questions, discussion questions, context questions, and other related activities.
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Spirit Mask

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars create traditional African art pieces. In this visual arts lesson plan, students use modeling materials to craft Gabon clay masks that represent beauty.
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African Art: Ntan Drum

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students study African history, anthropology and culture using the lens of the art object, Ntan Drum. Lesson and instruction is differentiated for elementary, middle and high school students.
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African Art and Community

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore art in traditional African communities, discover how art is used to maintain important social relationships, and draw or write about objects that reflect their own communities.
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A Journey To Africa: Art And Artifacts

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars create a multimedia presentation based on a piece of African Art. They use the art piece to demonstrate the culture and ceremonies of the area in which it was produced. They research facts for a Power Point, write a...
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Women in Africa: Tradition and Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine a selection of traditional African artwork that portray women and explore postcolonial African literature created by women in order to gain insight into the lives of some black women in Sub-Sahara Africa.
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Adinkra Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss African cultural heritage and how it is rich with tradition in song, dance, storytelling, and art. They demonstrate understanding of symbols representing communication by creating/identifying a set of symbols and...