Examining the Stories Behind Art
Lesson Objective: Analyze and express the stories behind paintings
Grades 3-8 / Arts / Painting

Thought starters

  1. Why it it important for students to have a common language?
  2. How does Mr. Durocher use arts integration as an assessment?
  3. What do tableaus lend to this lesson?
  4. How could you use tableaus in your own classroom?
FYI: Sorry. No sound on this one. I've never had troubles before.
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What an amazing lesson! Every child in that classroom was engaged and could connect on a personal level to the art and each other. This excites me in my efforts to integrate the arts more into my teaching. I have never seen drama taught in this way with a framework on how the art can be interpreted in action form... Facial expression, levels, entering the scene, exiting the scene... Snapping to initiate a change in body movement. I am sure this helps the students better visualize and create more opportunities for expression. Well done!
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GREAT LESSON! Having never taken any sort of drama class, I have never integrated it in my 6th grade art class, but i will now! Thank You!!!
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YIPES!! Way to go! Loved seeing the art come to life. I may try this with my 8th graders. What do others think?
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While I liked the art work, there is no mention of observation drawing, line, texture, composition etc. I did not hear or see how the hand drawing related to democracy, it certainly wasn't brought up during discussion. Drawing hands from observation is a great art lesson, and the kids did a good job. I think that a science connection seems more appropriate
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