In this lesson, students observe and discuss realistic and abstract portraits, and compare and contrast the differences. Students will then create a whimsical, abstract self-portrait in the style of Cubist artist, Pablo Picasso.
In this lesson, students use maps to explore the US and/or their local region. Then they will draw their state, its neighbors and indicate notable landforms as if they were viewing them from the window of an airplane.
In this activity, students investigate textures of various objects. After making texture rubbings, students will choose an appropriate texture adjective to match each rubbing, using alliteration.
In this lesson, students practice letter formation by using text as an element of art, in addition to building phonics and spellings skills.
In this lesson, students learn about how countries all over the world celebrate important events with special rituals and traditions. Then they will use art supplies to represent an event that they are celebrating.
In this lesson, students learn about the different type of clouds. They will go on a short field trip to the out of doors to observe weather conditions and document what they see on dry erase boards.
In this activity, students explore how people contribute positively in their community. Students will draw one thing that they can do to help their community on a puzzle piece that will be fit with other pieces to create a large class puzzle.
In this activity, students explore the seven continents and the physical features of each one through satellite images. Then they will create a mobile to display the continents.
This project creates a classroom tool that can be used throughout the year. Color-coded strips of paper represent ones, tens, hundreds, and all the way up to millions.
In this activity, students learn about their classmates' heritages. They will then use art supplies to make clay tiles that illustrate family traditions. The tiles will be put together to create a quilt.
In this lesson, students examine fine art reproductions and discuss the various artists' interpretations of what they saw. Then students will participate in a blind line drawing exercise.
In this lesson, students will study pictures, models, and information about human body systems. They will then use sidewalk chalk to trace body outlines and draw in the body system(s) they are studying.
In this lesson, students examine Henry Matisse's artwork, making note of how his art changed throughout his career. Students will then work collaboratively to either replicate a Matisse artwork or create an original one in his style.
In this activity, students research the history of immigration to the United States trhough Ellis Island and then use art supplies to depict immigration through artwork they create.
In this activity, students study maps to see where deforestation is happening and discuss the effects of deforestation. Students will then draw a before and after deforestation scene. They will also show or describe actions that we can take to reduce deforestation.
In this activity, students research and brainstorm ways to erase soil pollution, locally and globally. Students will then create a poster showing how we can help reduce soil pollution.
In this lesson, students research individual planets of the solar system in small groups to learn about the characteristics that make each planet unique and create a chart comparing their characteristics. Students will create a travel brochure advertising the most appealing aspects of Earth that would attract extraterrestrials to visit.
In this lesson, students read books, listen to music, and watch videos about friendship. Then students will make a heart-shaped puzzle with classmates. Divide the heart into enough pieces so that each person in the class will have one, including the teacher, and then put the puzzle back together.
In this activity, students consider how they are similar to and different from their classmates. Then students will decorate a handprint with words or phrases that describe them. The teacher will then glue each student's hand on a long ribbon for display in the classroom or school.
In this activity, students read or listen to Dr. Martin Luther's King's historic I Have a Dream speech. They will then write and illustrate an acrostic poem using the word DREAM, relating the lines of the poem to Dr. King's speech or his impact on the American civil rights movement.