ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12)
Title: A Child's Dream
Description: Students will be assigned a class book or given the option to select their favorite childhood tale. They will be asked to create an illustration using gouache and wood. The final result should be in the tone of the story and full of imagination.

Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12)
Title: My City, My Perspective
Description: Students will create a drawing of a local architectural structure. Students will use a photo and add grid and perspective lines. Students will then execute a drawing that clearly demonstrates the illusion of 3D space on the 2D surface.

Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12)
Title: Altering Reality
Description: Students will take digital photos. Photos will be printed on a toner-based basic black and white laser printer. Students will take images and alter them to create a new and exciting visual experience.

Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12)
Title: My Story Quilt
Description: The art educated student describe a personal life event. The art educated student will create a quilt based on their personal story.

Subject: Arts Education (7 - 12)
Title: Suminagashi Self Portrait
Description: Suminagashi is the perfect backdrop for a self portrait. Using contour, color, and the dynamics of movement students can uniquely represent themselves both through realistic and abstract imagery. The word “Suminagashi” translates literally as “spilled ink.” Centuries before the art of marbleizing papers was practiced in Western cultures, Japanese craftsmen created patterns by floating ink on the surface of water and transferring it to a sheet of paper. Because the nature of water is ever-changing and constantly moving, Suminagashi printers are viewed as great masters of control. Each mono-print is like a fingerprint — unique and unreproducible.

Thinkfinity Lesson Plans  
Subject: Language Arts
Title: Commercial ice cream is first sold in the U.S. in 1786.      Add Bookmark
Description: After finding advertisements from the past, students evaluate them and discuss how ads have changed over the years. Students then create an advertisement for a new flavor of ice cream.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12