Literacy and Landscapes

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As the saying goes, art often imitates life ... and literature! A series of activities designed to accompany a visit to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art encourage writers to find inspiration in various landscapes. The lesson includes a variety of pre- and post-visit writing and discussion activities, as well as a list of applicable vocabulary terms.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pull out landscapes from a particular period of history or that connect with a book the class is reading to help make the lesson more relevant
Classroom Considerations

  • Download copies of paintings to display on a projection screen or interactive white board
  • If you cannot visit the museum, gather a collection of art supplies, such as paints and pastels, to complete the in-museum activity in your own classroom
Pros

  • Suggests multiple writing assignments, such as a diary entry, allowing for differentiation and customization
  • Makes cross-curricular connections between art and language arts
Cons

  • Certain components of lesson may be difficult to recreate without the museum visit