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If You Mess With A Wetland, At Least Try to Make Amends!

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the role of wetlands in an ecosystem. In groups, they use the internet to research how humans have disturbed and ruined the effectiveness of wetlands throughout the country. They pretend they are in charge of...
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Keith Haring Figures Part III

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers review their prior knowledge of Keith Haring figures. Using one pose they saw from the previous lesson, they draw it on a life-sized piece of paper. They change the shape of the figure and incorporate the proper machine...
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6 Ways to Teach About The Titanic Disaster

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Teaching lessons about the Titanic disaster can be a way to get students thinking about science, social issues, and history.
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Exploration of Civil War Webquest

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use the internet to research what life was like for Confederate and Union soldiers in a specific battle of interest to them. In groups, they complete a webquest on the battle in which one represents a Confederate soldier and the...
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The Blue Room by Susanne Valadon

For Teachers 8th
Nearly anything can inspire art. Analyze The Blue Room by Susanne Valadon to help your learners understand that art is everywhere. They'll discuss the line, shape, color, and mood of the piece while attempting to better grasp its...
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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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The Blue Vase by Paul Cezanne

For Teachers 1st
Here is a great set of ideas that use Cezanne's painting The Blue Vase. The lesson includes extensive background on the painting and the artist, a great set of guided observation questions, and 15 different learning ideas that can easily...
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Four Bears by George Catlin

For Teachers 2nd
With wonderful background information to guide you, present a series of activities based on the George Catlin painting, Four Bears. The painting depicts a Native American Chief in full dress and is painted in a classic style. Seven...
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The Banjo Lesson by Henry Ossawa Tanner

For Teachers 2nd
The Banjo Lesson by Henry Ossawa Tanner, depicts a boy learning to play the banjo. The painting is the focus of 13 different activities and 13 guided observation questions. The class will learn about the painting, the artists, and then...
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Little Miss Muffet by Jessie Willcox Smith

For Teachers 3rd
Little Miss Muffet is a beloved nursery rhyme and a painting by Jessie Willcox Smith. Learners will analyze the painting, make keen observations, and discuss the elements of art they find. They'll then activate their creative thinking...
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Anna Cuyler by Henrietta Dering Johnston

For Teachers 5th
Portraits are always interesting to study when learning about art history. Tell the tale of Anna Cuyler as you and your class observe her portrait. Finished in 1708, the painting and some great guiding questions will provide the...
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Peace and Plenty by George Inness

For Teachers 7th
Learners will need to discuss the Civil War to truly understand the painting Peace and Plenty by George Inness. They'll analyze the painting in terms of context, style, and technique. Then, they'll experiment with light and composition...
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Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau

For Teachers 2nd
Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau can be analyzed by your second grade class. They'll learn about the artist Henri Rousseau and then use six excellent questions to better understand the painting. Ten related activity...
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The Gleaners by Jean Francois Millet

For Teachers 2nd
Explore the art of Jean Francois Millet with your second graders. They'll discuss the artist, the painting, and their observations. Then they'll engage in five different activities intended to build critical thinking, artistic skills,...
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The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

For Teachers 2nd
Starry Night by Van Gogh is a wonderful piece that invites the imagination to explore. Second graders learn about the piece and the artist through a guided observation. After they discuss the painting, they continue their exploration...
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The Torn Hat by Thomas Sully

For Teachers 3rd
The painting The Torn Hat by Thomas Sully will invite learners to analyze the face of a child from long, long ago. They'll use the provided background information and guiding questions to discuss the elements of art found in the image....

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