In this lesson, students will look at the print, "Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dali and talk about what they observe, including the importance of foreground, middle ground, and background in a painting. Students will then visually draw a creative clock ticking throughout the day, using the sky to tell morning, afternoon and evening as the hands on the clocks move.
In this lesson, students will study examples of treasure maps and make a list of features and symbols. They will use their imaginations to create their own treasure maps and compose narratives to describe them.
Students will expand knowledge about music vocabulary through exploration of The Carnival of the Animals, composed by Camille Saint-Sains. Students will be able to use key music terms in discussions with their peers and in persuasive writing.
In this lesson, portraits provide inspiration for students to create character descriptions. Then, basic dance techniques are used to express the traits, motivations, and feelings of the characters as students work collaboratively to make a character come to life through movement.
Students will use drama to analyze characters in the text A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon. After an interactive read-aloud of the text, students will take on roles of characters in the story. They will step into a role drama where they analyze the major problem present in the story and present possible solutions. Students will then independently write their own ending to the story, followed by discussion and reflection.
The rhythmic and melodic elements of Theodor Geisel's children's literature provide many opportunities for knowledge of language, vocabulary acquisition and use, and creative expression and communication in music. Students work with two books in this lesson - Dr. Seuss's ABC and P.D. Eastman's Go, Dog. Go!
In this lesson, students build upon prior knowledge of the planets in the solar system by becoming aliens living on the planets. As aliens, they learn about their planets and create advertisements to persuade someone to visit them there.
In this lesson, students imagine their dream destination spots and sketch them. They use basic watercolor painting techniques to paint their images and follow this by writing descriptions. In groups, they then compile a sequential narrative story with all their images.
In this lesson, students will use adjectives to describe artwork and to develop descriptive language in creating interesting and unique stories.
In this lesson, students will learn about rondo form and practice a chant. After learning about the structure of the chant, they will work in small groups to create a chant about a habitat. The chants will then be combined with the model chant to create a rondo form.
In this lesson, students use photos of people in real-life events from the Zapatistas Movement as a springboard to write a dialogue between the people in the photograph. Students then work in pairs to create a scene that addresses the issues surrounding the Zapatistas Movement.
In this arts integrated unit, students will explore Rocks and Soil. These projects focus on bringing multiple art forms to the Earth Sciences for third graders. Students will focus on comparing and contrasting the 3 types of rocks, as well as their attributes. They will create and perform a riddle in which the class will try to guess which rock the riddle represents. The students will analyze the rock cycle by composing small group dance compositions. Students will take a Gallery Walk viewing photographs of different types of soil in its natural setting and illustrate their own version of soil in its natural setting.
In this lesson, students work in groups with each acting as a predator, prey, or family member in a particular habitat. They present their habitat performance to the class and students identify the habitat and animal relationships. Then, they complete a writing activity where they will learn about phonics by crafting animal sounds into onomatopoeic words and the class will create a digital ABC book of animal drawings and recorded animal sounds.
In this lesson, students look at a print of "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo DaVinci and talk about what they see, searching for visual clues to help them form an opinion. They discuss the importance of portrait paintings during the Renaissance era, as well as in this era. Students will then visually portray themselves in the body of Mona Lisa, thus creating a self-portrait, Mona MEsa!
In this activity, students will study the moon for a period of one month and learn to identify each major moon phase. They will then describe the moon through poems, haikus, and similes.