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18 resources with the keyterm art and culture

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The Importance of Initiation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The four-faced Hamat'sa mask is the inspiration for a lesson plan on ceremonial art and the process of initiation. The class examines images of the piece, then discusses how the mask represents ceremonial initiation. They get imaginative...
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Lesson Plan: Communicating With Body Language

For Teachers K - 5th
The Olmec were an ancient people native to Mexico who lived from 1000-500 BC. Young artists examine the Olmec piece Seated Figure to analyze the use of body language to communicate a tone or feeling. They then use clay or play-dough to...
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Lesson: From Dark to Light

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Art and culture go hand-in-hand. And, each works to represent the beliefs of its creators. Looking at the hand-carved piece Death Cart, learners explore the nature of Holy Week processions. They examine the piece, research the practice...
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Lesson: Cultural Comparisons

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A game, research, and cross-cultural comparisons are in the works as you open an artistic lesson. Upper graders get analytical as they make observations that will help them create a link between abstract and creative thinking. They...
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Lesson: After Nature: Visions and Visionaries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Build visual literacy, discussion, and critical thinking skills with an innovative art lesson. Young analysts discuss the use of decalcomania, surrealism, and automatism in various contemporary pieces, discuss constructed truth, and...
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Lesson: Double Album: Pick up the Right Things

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Kids consider contemporary art as a forum for modern culture. They engage in a discussion about poetry and art that expresses feelings of surrealism and schizophrenia. They then create a collection of material objects and compose a paper...
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Creating Cast Paper Sculptures

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Cast paper sculptures have been around since the time of Ancient China. Young artists learn about history through this art form and how it has evolved throughout the years, and then make a mold and cast paper sculpture of their own. This...
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Lesson: Soapin' It Up

For Teachers K - 5th
A Japanese Shinto deity from the early 900s inspires youngsters to think symbolically. They analyze the carved sculpture, the techniques used to create it, and its cultural or symbolic meaning. Then, they design and carve a symbolic...
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Social Dances through Time

For Teachers 9th
We're going way back to the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s to discuss pop culture, entertainment, and social dance. Kids discuss the top headlines from those time periods and how music, culture, and dance influence each other and evolve over...
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Lesson: Emory Douglas: Art and Activism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Visual literacy can be experienced in many different ways. Learners discuss the times, graphic art, and cultural significance of activism in art as they explore artist and Black Panther, Emory Douglas. This is a discussion-based lesson...
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Arts and Culture: Music that Portrays Hardship/Suffering

For Teachers 6th
Music has the power to convey messages, concepts, and feelings. Sixth graders listen to and analyze the cultural and historical context of several spirituals and working songs sung in Africa and also during the slave period in American...
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Indian Rangoli Patterns

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Kids learn about the beautiful design work called Rangoli. Rangoli is a symbolic, geometric design drawn on the floor in Indian homes intended as a welcome to gods and guests alike. They'll learn about the tradition, view examples of the...
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Samurai as Cultivators of the Arts: Poetry, Theater, and Tea

For Teachers 6th - 8th
We don't often think military life and the arts as a two things that go together. Learners will examine how the Samurai and ancient Japanese military men were trained not just to fight, but also to create art through theater, poetry, and...
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Lesson: Double Album: Sentence as Thought

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The cut-up technique invented by surrealist artist Tristan Tzara is the focus for today. Young artists examine the technique and analyze its use in relation to expressing and viewing the world. They then use a newspaper to create a...
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Egyptian Mummy Cases

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here is an activity I'd like to do with my class! They researching the ins and outs of Egyptian culture, hieroglyphs, symbolism, and art, then use what they know to create realistic or stylized Mummy cases. These cases need to include...
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Arts and Culture: Dance The Gumoot Dance

For Teachers 6th
This lesson actually includes a full stretch, warm up, and images of the moves your class is to perform. They get their bodies ready then practice the African Gumboot Dance steps as indicated. This is a practice-makes-perfect lesson...
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The Massachusetts 54th Regiment: Honoring the Heroes

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students use art and images analyze the Civil War. In this lesson on the Shaw Memorial, students engage in 3 activities, discussion, and art analysis to better comprehend the events of the Civil War. This lesson includes web resources,...
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Colossal Structures and Sculptures

For Teachers K - 5th
Students discuss the connection between culture and art and why people create art. Students discuss Mt. Rushmore, The Sphinx, the goddess Athena, Roman columns, The Great Wall of China, The Buddha, and use tools and techniques to create ...