Title: Where Did My Sunflowers Van Gogh?
Students will read about the life of Vincent Van Gogh and observe how the events of his life shaped his art. Students will view various works by the artist and evaluate the changes in them. Students will then create a still life sunflower portrait interpretation based on the works of Vincent Van Gogh.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (3) 32: Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. [SL.3.2]
Over this three-week unit, students will learn basic concepts about weather and the part it plays in their everyday lives. Students will make a slideshow presentation that summarizes the content presented about seasons and things in the sky. Also, students will make a flyer that summarizes the content presented about severe weather and severe weather safety. Finally, students will keep a daily log of local weather and put this information into a website.
Standard(s): [AED] VA (2) 1: Apply a variety of procedures, methods, and subject matter in the production of two-dimensional works of art, including landscapes, still lifes, and relief prints.
Title: Transformation Creations
The students will use critical thinking skills and artistic abilities to "transform" an image into something completely different. The original images can be taken with a digital camera and printed out or cut from old magazines.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 36: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. [L.2.2]