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Learning Activities (3) Building blocks of a lesson plan that include before, during, and after strategies to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill.


ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (8) 10 :
10) Collaboratively discuss how a person's aesthetic choices are influenced by culture and environment and how these influences impact the visual images that one creates.

Example: Discuss the influence of Japanese animation on drawing techniques and styles of American youth.

[ARTS] VISA (8) 5 :
5) Plan select, organize, and design images and words to make visually clear works of art using traditional and/or digital methods.

[SC2015] PS8 (8) 5 :
5 ) Observe and analyze characteristic properties of substances (e.g., odor, density, solubility, flammability, melting point, boiling point) before and after the substances combine to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

Subject: Arts Education (8), Science (8)
Title: Photo-Sensitive Chemical Reactions
Description:

In this activity, students collaborate to plan a piece of art which reflects personal and cultural significance. Students work together to produce a cyanotype silhouette print using light-sensitive chemicals. During the cyanotype process, students will trace the chemical reaction backwards to identify the activation energy and how energy transfers. Students then write an explanation of the selection process for each item in their group's artistic composition.

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




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (9) 3 :
3 ) Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. [RL.9-10.3]

[ARTS] VISA (8) 5 :
5) Plan select, organize, and design images and words to make visually clear works of art using traditional and/or digital methods.

Subject: English Language Arts (9), Arts Education (8)
Title: Character Word Cloud Art
Description:

After studying a character, students will create a Word Art design to show how a particular character develops over the course of a text.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (8) 5 :
5) Plan select, organize, and design images and words to make visually clear works of art using traditional and/or digital methods.

Subject: Arts Education (8)
Title: Pair of Shoes
Description:

The students develop a pencil drawing of a pair of shoes using traditional methods.

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




ALEX Learning Activities: 3

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