Painting: Social studies: Renaissance perspective, Asian-inspired mandalas,
mythological creatures, crayon-resist paper batik, Mexican bark painting
Drawing: Social studies: anatomical drawing and shading, technical
drawing, history of the design of money,
Science: visual perception, optical illusions, perspective
Math: tessellations, mandalas
Printmaking: Social studies: Chinese woodblocks, Gutenberg's printing
press, medieval wood cuts, Albrecht Durer's work, Japanese printmaking, Hans
Holbien's Dance of Death (bubonic plague)
Color: Science: visual perception, science of color
I used to teach 7th grade medieval world history along with all the 7th
grade art in the school. It was a blast to combine art with social studies,
math and science!! Have fun!
Emerson Junior High School
"Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic."
Arthur C. Clark
From: Y.R. Brown [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 11:37 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Middle School Curriculum/Lessons
I am looking for interesting interdisciplinary lessons for the middle school
level. I want to teach painting, drawing, handbuilding and relief printing.
I would like to do lessons that integrate math, science and writing. I will
be working with a limited budget so creativity and simple materials will be
the foundation for these projects.
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