Grades: Middle School (6–8), High School (9–12)
Time Required: 1 museum visit plus 2–3 class periods and homework
Subject: Visual Arts, English—Language Arts
Take your students to a local art museum! These lessons prepare your middle and high school students for a visit to an art museum, including a lesson in the museum galleries. Students practice basic looking skills and interpretation using vocabulary about art and address the role of the museum and museum professionals in displaying and interpreting works of art.
Insert these lessons into any art curriculum. Learning objectives in each lesson build on skills learned in previous lessons. Therefore, lessons should be taught in sequence. Common Core, California state, and national education standards are indicated for each lesson.