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Lesson Plans

Re: lesson ideas

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Jasmine Preston (jdp30)
Fri, 5 Feb 1999 18:26:59 -0600

>K: western, grade 1: dinosaurs, grade 3: GOLFING (????) and
> believe it or not OUTER SPACE ( won't go away) (I do have some
> aliens that the kids did however..just not from all the kids), Grade 4:
> 50's and grade 6: Back to the future and Psychedelic situations. ( the
> two grades the other art teacher has..I've got to fill her in that each
> has to have something.

The easiest way I can think of to handle something like this is make a
large simple landscape for each theme that will serve as a backdrop to the
kids work. Then, have the students make individual items to place in the
landscape. Kdgn/Western--The backdrop could be blue sky and brownish
ground as in the west. The students could make cowboy boots, cacti, snakes
or other creatures appropriate to the setting or anything else you can
think of. In the interest of time, you could run-off copies of the boots or
whatever objects and have the students cut them out and decorate them. To
make the activity more meaningful, you could do a lesson on Western art
before beginning.

For any of these themes you could find an art style, element, principle or
technique that you could emphasize. I would think this basic idea could be
adapted very easily. You can make it really fast or get more complicated
and involved. The trick would be brainstorming different objects/lessons
relating to all the themes. I think proportion would be fun to discuss
with the group doing dinosaurs. The golfing one you could have the kids
make their own style golf balls. A dye-cutting (how do you spell that?)
machine would give you lots of circles and then they could go crazy
creating unique golf balls. A lesson in radial design maybe?

I bet the others on the list could give you lots more ideas for all the