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   Lesson Plans - Learner Level 3: Visual Arts


  • Chris' Culture Club Cruise (Authored by Christine Broyles.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Visual Arts (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Ride the virtual highway on a field trip to museums, cultural centers, and exhibition spaces to discover exciting roles of public and private facilities. Follow various links on a cultural cruise of new knowledge and make local connections.

  • Contour Drawing (Authored by Becky Hill.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students will be introduced to Contour Drawing. They will view examples and non-examples of student contour drawings. After a demonstration of correct technique, the students will produce contour drawings of the top side of their hand.

  • Creating Tessellations (Authored by Diane Bates.)

  • Subject(s): Mathematics, Social Studies, Visual Arts (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Explore the history of tessellations; then use art and geometry to create an original tessellation.

  • Fantasy Visualization (Authored by Mary Tomczak.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: This activity provides a unique way of brainstorming to get an idea. A group of artists known as the Surrealists used this game to give them ideas for their artworks.

  • Formation of Fossil Fuels (Authored by Carol Houck.)

  • Subject(s): Science, Visual Arts (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students investigate the process of fossil fuel formation.

  • Honk If You Love Writing (... and Bumper Stickers!) (Authored by Jeannie Overby.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Visual Arts (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: In this activity, students collect and create bumper stickers and examine how they influence people.

  • Let's Call It Automatic (Authored by Mary Tomczak.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: This activity exhibits the art room's version of “Pop-Up” video. The students create two products that are done automatically. In each activity, the students draw or write whatever “pops up” in their minds in a timed session.

  • Predictions, Predictions, and More Predictions (Authored by Monica McManus.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Visual Arts (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students pose questions about the subject of a short story based on the title and cover illustration; then read the story and determine if their questions actually pertained to the story line, and, if so, how the story answered the questions.

  • Why Do Art? (Authored by Cathy McIntyre.)

  • Subject(s): Visual Arts (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Does art have a purpose, or is it just a leisure time activity? After understanding the multiple purposes for creating works of art by fine artists, designers and craftspeople, students distinguish examples of each occupation.

  • Yes, There Really Was a Santa! (Authored by Shirley Godbold.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies, Visual Arts (Grade 6 - Grade 8)
    Description: Students read a selection concerning Santa Claus and the orgin of the Jolly Old Elf in the United States.They will also create their own version of a new and modern Santa Claus that will remain in the American culture.

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