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What is Art?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students become familiar with the art and architecture and history of the Chicago World's Fair.  For this public arts project lesson, students compare and contrast fine art and public art through a study of the exhibits at the Chicago...
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Power Pack: Lessons in Civics, Math, and Fine Arts

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week honors the contributions of the newspaper and is celebrated in the resource within a civics, mathematics, and fine arts setting. The resource represents every grade from 3rd to 12th with questions and...
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Activism Through the Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The arts often reflect the social struggles and concerns in society. The third lesson of four links the arts to activism and environmental concerns. Scholars learn about the role of art and artists statements. and then create their own...
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Lesson: Painting Stories

For Teachers 1st - 6th
You're never too young for a lesson in fine art. Explore the painting Deucalion and Pyrrha, based on the Greek myth of the same name, with your class. You'll look at color, composition, texture, and technique, which are easily outlined...
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The Art of Violence

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Violence and human suffering, as represented in art and film, are the focus of an investigation of the power of visual images and the moral implications of such representations. Class members examine “Guernica,” Pablo Picasso’s massive...
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Mehndi Art Gloves

For Teachers K - 12th
Class members get a chance to practice the art of Mehndi as they use markets to apply patterns to a latex glove.
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Basic Art Analysis Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
This is a terrific art analysis worksheet that has kids thinking critically about art, symbolism, and history. They answer several questions regarding basic art elements and then delve into a thoughtful analysis.
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Art Smart!

For Teachers 3rd
Here is an amazingly thorough, and detailed, lesson plan on elements of art and art appreciation. Designed for third graders, this series of lessons should open up the eyes of your charges to the wonderful world of art that is all around...
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Building Analysis Skills Through Art

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Useful teaching strategies abound in this inspirational, informative video! Walk step by step through one teacher's two-part lesson in her special education/ELL class as they develop text analysis skills by first beginning with analyzing...
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Pop Art Pins & Magnets

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine cereal and snack boxes and then create magnets and/or pins using the Pop Art demonstrated in these pieces. This multi-level lesson emphasizes the differences between commercial art examples and fine art examples.
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Spelling Practice (Fine Arts Words)

For Students 4th - 5th
In this spelling activity, students explore words that relate to fine arts. Students practice their twenty spelling words by writing them and writing a paragraph using as many of the words as possible.
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Mind Your Mannerists-Understanding the Art of El Greco

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Kids become mini-experts on the Mannerist movement and the art of El Greco. They identify common elements of El Greco paintings and compare them to a work by Thomas Hart Benton. They use  four ways to examine art taken from the book,...
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African Masks And Their Impact On Western Art

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore the influence of African-style masks on Western art. Learners create individual masks using construction paper. They discuss and explore the techniques used to create these types of masks. The resource includes links to...
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The Art and History of Japanese Calligraphy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Chinese and Japanese calligraphy is beautiful and significant in both culture and tradition. Engage your class in this expressive fine art form through a lesson on using, holding, and creating brush strokes common to Japanese writing...
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Dance Theatre Of Harlem

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Exposing younger students to fine art enriches their learning experience and opens them up to a different mode of self-expression. Elmo and Zoe attend and narrate a ballet at the Dance Theater of Harlem. Show your class a similar ballet...
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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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Medieval and Renaissance Art at the Art Institute

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine several Medieval and Renaissance works of art, including painting and sculpture, at the Art Institute of Chicago. They use worksheets and discussion questions to enhance their interpretation of the pieces.
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Fine Arts

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Art Teachers should love this presentation which highlights some of the basic elements of pieces of visual art. Purposes for creating art, art processes, art media, and art subject matter are all topics presented in a colorful way. A lot...
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Is There a Difference Between Art and Craft?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
How do we come to view objects and artifacts as art? What terms and ideas do we associate with craft instead? The distinction between art and craft may be subtle, but has profound roots in art history and the development of western...
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The Fine Art of Paper-Cutting

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create original examples of the ancient Chinese Folk Art technique of Paper-Cutting in this middle-level instructional activity highly adaptable for either the Art classroom or a Social Studies class.
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Arts of the Gilded Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study the art forms of the Gilded Age. In this integrated arts lesson, students research the art, music, dance, and drama of the historical era and then create their own personal projects that exemplify the time period.
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Art Detectives

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore art mediums and techniques. In this art appreciation lesson, students observe a variety of displayed artwork and determine what medium was used by the artist. Students hold up a card matching this medium for immediate...
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Painting with Dots - Kirkland Style

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Pointillism is the focus of a lesson that asks young artists to compare Vance Kirkland's painting style with aboriginal dot art, and then to produce their own piece of dot art.
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The Altes Museum in Berlin: An Institution of German Romanticism

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Museums that house art also house history. Take a look inside the Altes Museum in Berlin with a great presentation that provides background on the construction and history of the museum. Image and text will help learners conceptualize...

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