ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   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 (3) 12 :
12) Interpret art by analyzing use of media to create subject matter, visual qualities, and mood/feeling.

Example: Discuss the differences between Meret Oppenheim's Object and an everyday cup.

[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.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 15 :
15) Through observation, infer information about time, place, and culture in which a work of art was created.

Example: Look at the statue of Vulcan in Birmingham and talk about its relationship to history of the city.

[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.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 12 :
12) Interpret art by analyzing visual qualities and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: A Look at Judith Leyster
URL: https://www.nga.gov/education/teachers/lessons-activities/self-portraits/leyster.html
Description:

Students will analyze a self-portrait by Judith Leyster. They will write an "I Am" poem and create a monogram to sign their art.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [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.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 13 :
13) Apply one criterion from elements or principles of design to evaluate more than one work of art/design.

Example: Discuss how students' outcomes are different even though they used the same criteria.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 10 :
10) Compare one's interpretation of a work of art with the interpretation of others.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 12 :
12) Interpret art by analyzing visual qualities and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.

Subject: Arts Education (4 - 5)
Title: Artful Thinking: Ten Times Two
URL: https://philamuseum.org/doc_downloads/education/lessonPlans/13136_EDU_Lesson-plan_OCT-2019_Ten-Times-Two_093019.pdf
Description:

Students will analyze a piece of artwork using the ten times two method.  They will compile a list of ten items they notice.  The class will discuss the lists.  Then, the students will create another list of ten items they notice about the artwork. In pairs, the students will analyze the similarities and differences between the two lists. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (4) 11 :
11) Analyze components in visual imagery that convey meanings and messages.

Example: What is the meaning of Edvard Munch's The Scream?

[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.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 10 :
10) Compare one's interpretation of a work of art with the interpretation of others.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 12 :
12) Interpret art by analyzing visual qualities and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.

Subject: Arts Education (4 - 5)
Title: Artful Thinking: Elaboration Game
URL: https://philamuseum.org/doc_downloads/education/lessonPlans/13207_EDU_Lesson-plan_NOV-2019_102819.pdf
Description:

Students will describe a piece of artwork.  The teacher will divide the artwork into sections.  The students will identify what they see in each section.  Classmates will elaborate on the details presented.  Once the entire piece has been described, the class will interpret what they see.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (4) 11 :
11) Analyze components in visual imagery that convey meanings and messages.

Example: What is the meaning of Edvard Munch's The Scream?

[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.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 11 :
11) Identify and analyze cultural associations suggested by visual imagery.

Example: The Terra Cotta Army and its relationship to Chinese culture.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 12 :
12) Interpret art by analyzing visual qualities and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.

Subject: Arts Education (4 - 5)
Title: Artful Thinking: What Makes You Say That?
URL: https://philamuseum.org/doc_downloads/education/lessonPlans/What%20Makes%20You%20Say%20That.pdf
Description:

Students will analyze Tar Beach 2 by Faith Ringgold. The teacher will ask "What makes you say that?" to encourage deeper observations and evidence to support those observations. Students will divide into groups and continue the analysis. Groups will share observations with the class. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [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.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 13 :
13) Apply one criterion from elements or principles of design to evaluate more than one work of art/design.

Example: Discuss how students' outcomes are different even though they used the same criteria.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 12 :
12) Interpret art by analyzing visual qualities and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 13 :
13) Recognize differences in criteria used to evaluate works of art depending on styles, genres, and media as well as historical and cultural contexts.

Subject: Arts Education (4 - 5)
Title: Picturing America Lesson: The Artist's Vision: Abstraction and the American West
URL: https://philamuseum.org/doc_downloads/education/lessonPlans/Picturing%20America%20Lesson%209%20-%20OKeeffe.pdf
Description:

Students will analyze two pieces of abstract artwork. They will identify the elements of art. They will make line sketches of each piece. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (4) 24 :
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.4.3]

a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.4.3a]

b. Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. [W.4.3b]

c. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events. [W.4.3c]

d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. [W.4.3d]

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. [W.4.3e]

[ARTS] VISA (4) 11 :
11) Analyze components in visual imagery that convey meanings and messages.

Example: What is the meaning of Edvard Munch's The Scream?

[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: English Language Arts (4), Arts Education (4)
Title: Narrative Response to Art
URL: http://artsedwashington.org/curriculum/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Fourth-Grade-Lesson-10.pdf
Description:

Students will analyze shapes, lines, and color in art.  They will write a story with an introduction, climax, and conclusion to describe the painting.  Students will share their stories with the class.  Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.   



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