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ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

[MA2019] (4) 4 :
4. For whole numbers in the range 1 to 100, find all factor pairs, identifying a number as a multiple of each of its factors.

a. Determine whether a whole number in the range 1 to 100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number.

b. Determine whether a whole number in the range 1 to 100 is prime or composite.

Subject: Arts Education (4), Mathematics (4)
Title: Designing a Table to Find Factors
Description:

This learning activity should be done at the end of a lesson on factors and multiples. The teacher will pose a real-world problem that requires the students to create multiple designs for a tabletop using all the factors of 24.  Using virtual manipulatives, students will work individually to create multiple designs for a table using all the factors of 24.

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.




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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 1 :
1) Elaborate on an individual or prompted imaginative idea.

Examples: Create an imaginative mask showing his/her personality.
Look at masks from different cultures such as Chinese, African and Native American.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 2 :
2) Demonstrate the methods of the art-making process, including brainstorming, sketching, reflecting, and refining, to create a work of art/design.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Flora and Fauna as Figures of Speech
URL: http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/arts_lang_arts/a_la_lesson19.html
Description:

Students will analyze images from Joris Hoefnagel's Mira calligraphiae monumenta.  They will illustrate a figurative saying featuring an animal, such as a simile, metaphor, hyperbole, or personification. They will write the saying in ornate font and draw the animals using pens, colored pencils, or markers.   



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 1 :
1) Elaborate on an individual or prompted imaginative idea.

Examples: Create an imaginative mask showing his/her personality.
Look at masks from different cultures such as Chinese, African and Native American.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 1 :
1) Combine ideas to develop an innovative approach to creating art.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Funky Illuminated Fairy Tales
URL: http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/arts_lang_arts/a_la_lesson06.html
Description:

Students will analyze illuminated manuscripts.  They will identify decorated initials, historiated initials, borders, illuminations, parchment, and scribe.  They will write a fairy tale and illustrate it in the style of illuminated manuscripts. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (2) 2 :
2) Explore personal interests and curiosities with a range of art materials.

a. Create two-dimensional art.

Examples: Paper-weaving, drawing, and resist painting.

Use book about weaving, The Goat in the Rug by Charles L. Blood & Martin Link.

b. Create three-dimensional art.

Examples: Clay animals and pipe cleaner sculptures.

Use a book about clay, When Clay Sings by Byrd Baylor.

[ARTS] VISA (3) 1 :
1) Elaborate on an individual or prompted imaginative idea.

Examples: Create an imaginative mask showing his/her personality.
Look at masks from different cultures such as Chinese, African and Native American.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

Subject: Arts Education (2 - 4)
Title: Kandinsky Inspired by Music
URL: https://sargentart.com/lesson-plan/kandinsky-%c2%adinspired-by-music/
Description:

Students will analyze examples of Wassily Kandinsky's artwork focusing on shapes, lines, and colors. While listening to music, they will complete a nonobjective piece of art by cutting shapes, coloring around the shapes, and using lines.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and describe appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context, citing evidence from the elements of music.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance including specific musical elements.

[ARTS] VISA (3) 1 :
1) Elaborate on an individual or prompted imaginative idea.

Examples: Create an imaginative mask showing his/her personality.
Look at masks from different cultures such as Chinese, African and Native American.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Stravinsky and the Firebird
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Stravinsky_and_The_Firebird_Raines.pdf
Description:

Students will listen to and analyze Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. They will make connections between the music and the Russian folktale, The Firebird. They will create pictures and write a poem about a firebird.     



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

Subject: Arts Education (4)
Title: A Symbol of Yourself
URL: http://artsedwashington.org/curriculum/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Fourth-Grade-Lesson-4.pdf
Description:

Students will list personality traits, choose a trait, and draw a symbol to represent it.  Students will use oil pastels to draw patterns and lines to create negative space around the symbol.  Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.   



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (4) 3 :
3 ) Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions). [RL.4.3]

[ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 5 :
5) Document, describe, and create real or imagined constructed environments.

Example: Design a futuristic art room, town, or planet.

Subject: English Language Arts (4), Arts Education (4)
Title: Making a Range of Values for Setting
URL: http://artsedwashington.org/curriculum/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Fourth-Grade-Lesson-5.pdf
Description:

Students will analyze art and identify time, place, and mood.  They will sketch a setting from a familiar story.  They will use light, medium, and dark values to create a watercolor wash.  Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 12 :
12) Interpret art by referring to contextual information and analyzing relevant subject matter, visual qualities, and use of media.

Example: Emanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware River in 1776 and its relevance to the Revolutionary War.

Subject: Arts Education (4)
Title: Line Character
URL: http://artsedwashington.org/curriculum/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Fourth-Grade-Lesson-1.pdf
Description:

Students will draw a basic facial proportion.  They will analyze and describe characters in art.  They will experiment with drawing lines with India ink and drawing tools or a variety of black pens.  Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.   



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 1 :
1) Elaborate on an individual or prompted imaginative idea.

Examples: Create an imaginative mask showing his/her personality.
Look at masks from different cultures such as Chinese, African and Native American.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Dream Bed
URL: http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/arts_lang_arts/a_la_lesson08.html
Description:

Students will analyze two beds, Lit à Polonaise and Lit à Turque.  They will draw a bed using three-dimensional drawing techniques.  They will build and paint a three-dimensional model of the bed. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 13 :
13) Use learned vocabulary to evaluate artwork based on given criteria.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 4)
Title: The Elements of Art: Form
URL: https://www.nga.gov/education/teachers/lessons-activities/elements-of-art/form.html
Description:

Students will explore form in sculptures by Alexander Calder.  They will experiment with lines by drawing and creating sculptures.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 2 :
2) Demonstrate the methods of the art-making process, including brainstorming, sketching, reflecting, and refining, to create a work of art/design.

Subject: Arts Education (4 - 5)
Title: Ancient Animals at Work
URL: https://www.metmuseum.org/learn/educators/lesson-plans/ancient-animals-at-work
Description:

Students will analyze the Terracotta figurine of a camel carrying transport amphorae.  They will build a clay sculpture of an animal and present it to the class. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 2 :
2) Demonstrate the methods of the art-making process, including brainstorming, sketching, reflecting, and refining, to create a work of art/design.

Subject: Arts Education (4 - 5)
Title: Armor - Function and Design
URL: https://www.metmuseum.org/learn/educators/lesson-plans/armor-function-and-design
Description:

Students will analyze the "Armor of George Clifford, Third Earl of Cumberland."  They will compare and contrast the suit of armor to animal "armor."  They will sketch a variety of animals with "armor" and how they use it for protection. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

Subject: Arts Education (4)
Title: Figures in a Setting
URL: http://artsedwashington.org/curriculum/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Fourth-Grade-Lesson-6.pdf
Description:

Students will draw different poses in different sizes.  They will draw small figures for background and larger figures for foreground.  Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

Subject: Arts Education (4)
Title: Line Direction in Assemblage
URL: http://artsedwashington.org/curriculum/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Fourth-Grade-Lesson-7.pdf
Description:

Students will draw vertical, horizontal, and radial lines repeating parallel, perpendicular, and angle lines.  They will create a collage of found materials following the drawn lines.  Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 1 :
1) Elaborate on an individual or prompted imaginative idea.

Examples: Create an imaginative mask showing his/her personality.
Look at masks from different cultures such as Chinese, African and Native American.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 1 :
1) Combine ideas to develop an innovative approach to creating art.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Advanced Scribble Pictures
URL: https://kinderart.com/art-lessons/drawing/advanced-scribble-pictures/
Description:

Students will create scribble art.  They will use three colors to fill the space between the lines.  Students will compare and contrast each work. 



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