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Lesson Plans

art criticism advice

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Emily C Onstott (
Wed, 23 Sep 1998 20:22:14 -0400 (EDT)

I am looking for ideas on how to introduce some "basics" of art criticism
to some incredible 6th graders...
This is in preparation for a field trip to the National Gallery of Art in
D.C....most of the students have never been to an art museum before.
My wish list looks something like this-
I need some type of activity that is going to give the kids a sense of
confidence that they know how to look at and talk about art objects-- the
majority of these students either (a) won't participate unless they are
pretty sure they have a correct answer to offer, or (b) talk constantly,
but without REALLY thinking beforehand - I would really like something
that will maybe help them to build on their critical thinking skills in
Some other factors --
the activity needs to be structured time-wise and hands or "minds" on!
Most of the children don't speak english as a first language, or don't
have families who speak english in the home.

If anybody out there has had success in this area, I would be so
appreciative to hear about it! :)

Thank you!


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