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EngageNY Grade 4 ELA Module 1A, Unit 1

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth grade teachers, you've found your starting line for ELA modules and units! Your class will begin a visual literacy exploration, where they will interpret main ideas from oral traditions and written texts. They interpret the texts...
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Telling Stories in Art: Symbols of a Life

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Through a series of activities, learners are exposed to how artists use symbolic imagery to create the narrative of a subject’s life. They study The Birth of Alexander and some manuscripts kept at J. Paul Getty Museum. They then draft...
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Lesson: The Significance of Symbols in Japan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A fabulous Samurai suit of armor is the inspiratoin for a creative reseach project and presentation. Kids research the symbols found on the Samurai armor, describing the symbols meaning or significance in Japanses culture. 
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My Ántonia: Symbols

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
My Ántonia, by Willa Cather, features several symbols that add to the depth of the story. After finishing Book Two of the novel, readers analyze the snake and the crossroads from Book One, and the plough from Book Two, based on passages...
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"Masque of the Red Death" - Symbolism and the Development of an Allegory

For Teachers 7th Standards
Analyze chunks of Masque of the Red Death to determine Edgar Allan Poe's use of symbolism and development of allegory. Readers learn new vocabulary words, answer comprehension questions, and identify symbols throughout the story. They...
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Silent Symbols Speak Loudly: Icons, Brands & You

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students view and discuss visual symbols around them every day, analyze symbols on United States one dollar bill, explore variety of meanings of same symbols depending on context and culture, and create their own money with symbols that...
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Artists Teach Us to See the World through Visual Symbols

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze a biographical piece of art by Raymond Saunders. They identify shapes, symbols, and lines that are used, and how the piece relates to the artist's life and modern society. They design and create an original piece of...
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Symbolism

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
William Blake's "The Sick Rose" provides class members with an opportunity to practice identifying symbols and discussing their levels of meaning.
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Visual Metaphors in Scenic Design: Activity

For Students 9th - 12th
As part of a study of how visual metaphors are used in set design, class members examine an image of designer Josef Svoboda's 3-D scale model for the opera Idomeneo, re` di Creta. They then find another example that employs a visual...
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Symbols and the Choices we Make

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Upper elementary and middle schoolers recognize symbols that influence the choices that we make consciously or unconsciously in everyday life. They look at the symbols and choices that others make. They identify and apply knowledge of...
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Egyptian Symbols: What story do they tell?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students create a stele to represent what symbols are the most important to them. In this symbols lesson plan, students learn about Egyptian symbols, and then put their own important symbols into model magic clay according to their size...
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Visual Arts - Mexican Indian Yarn Painting

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Have you ever seen a Mexican yarn painting? They're beautiful! Create a Mexican yarn painting with your class using this lesson. Start by discussing Mexico's culture and viewing different yarn paintings. After reading about important...
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Political Cartoons: Introduction to Symbols

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students make a list of every day symbols they know of and write down what each symbol stands for. Then they are asked to help their knowledge further by considering all the meanings various symbols might have.
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What's your Symbol?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create symbolic art. In this symbolism lesson, 6th graders review symbolism and discuss symbolism in art. Students research an artist or art movement and create their own piece of symbolic art in that style. They must write...
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Telling Stories: Symbols of a Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Art and literature can go hand in hand, they both are used to express elements of the self in a creative and interesting way. Budding story tellers interpret and analyze the narrative elements they find in a work of art. They focus on...
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Visual Puns - Paper Mache Sculpture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the pop art movement and create a sculpture in the pop art style based on a visual pun, or play on words. The scholar's work may use humor, allegory, metaphor, or be in the form of a parody. Visual examples are provided, and some...
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Situation of America, 1848

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore 19th century American artwork.  In this cross curriculum New York history and art appreciation instructional activity, students view a reproduction of the painting "Situation of America, 1848," and identify visual...
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Lesson: Paul Chan: Alternumeric Fonts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learning to analyze language, symbols, and codes is part of becoming a deep and critical thinker. Young analysts consider their ability to see hidden messages as they analyze the work of Paul Chan. There are two fully developed...
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Lesson Plan: Finding Treasures Within

For Teachers K - 5th
Sherlock Holmes had fantastic skills of observation. Your super sleuths will examine the pattern, rhythm, texture, and color of a painting to uncover the symbolism beneath. A great lesson, that incorporates observation, art analysis,...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Figurative Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Zora Neale Hurston's beautiful language in Their Eyes Were Watching God is not only a pleasure to read, it helps to further the plot and character development. Once your class has finished Chapter 6 of the novel, have them discuss...
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Lesson: Nimble Symbols

For Teachers K - 5th
Comparative thinking is one way to build critical analysts. Budding artists discuss symbols and how they represent concepts, beliefs, or ideas. They compare the symbols found on an ancient Egyptian mummy case to those found in...
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Symbols of America

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders choose an American symbol and write a poem about it. In this American symbols lesson plan, 3rd graders view and discuss the purpose of some American symbols and then write at least 5 lines in a poem about it.
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Symbolic Borders

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore symbolism, visualization of key literary elements
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Shaping Ideas: Symbolism in Sculpture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students critique the symbolic structures created by other students. In this visual arts lesson, students display completed sculptures and drawings. Students analyze the symbolic elements in each others work, relate their art to Getty's...