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Curated Lesson Resources - How Art Can Affect Perspective (8th grade)

Resources students can explore to critically think about how art, or a collection of works, can affect beliefs, ideas, or their perspective.

How the Arts Influence Society

Description: This video states how artists can use art to show ideas and explains the results of artists showing their perspective.
Rationale: This video would be a good lead-in to start looking for artists/collections and get the students thinking about how art can influence their ideas and beliefs. The video uses fun color schemes, interesting graphics, and language that is appropriate for 8th grade students.

By Ms.Gale - AICE GP / English II Teacher

Works – Outdoor Art – Collections – Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Description: Collection of outdoor art from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for students to observe and analyze.
Rationale: I believe this resource will be good for students to see art that is not just hanging on a wall. There are good pictures of the art and this collection shows a diverse group of pieces all brought together. It would be easy to find articles about specific artists from this collection and add links to more information about the pieces.

Alyson Shotz

Description: This website allows students to view Alyson Shotz work, Scattering Screen, more in depth and to learn about her thoughts.
Rationale: This website would allow students to explore numerous works by a particular artist, and also allow them to learn a little about the artist's intent behind her work. There are many great pictures to view and there is not too much text for 8th graders to get lost in.

Louise Bourgeois's iconic spider Maman - Everything you need to know

Description: A website that explores Louise Bourgeois and art.
Rationale: Bourgeois is an artist who takes an interesting view on her art making, especially spiders. This difference from the traditional perspective will get students thinking about how how everyone has their own perspective, and how their own perspective can be changed when given new information.

The value of arts and culture to people and society | Arts Council England

Description: Infographic that demonstrates the value of the arts and culture on people.
Rationale: I liked this infographic because it shows how the arts can affect all aspects of our lives. Good contrast between topics with different colors and is a well-organized graphic.
Might not be my first choice for this project, but still a good resource.

How to Let Your Students Lead an Art Show - The Art of Education University

This is a resource for me, as the teacher, to use. Helping students know how to set up their own exhibition can help nail down more of the ideas of how artworks can work together to illustrate an idea that can change perspective.
This would probably become the next lesson after the lesson plan I am creating currently.

Impressionists by Patricia Cain on Prezi

Description: Presentation on well-known Impressionists.
Rationale: Before students read the article on the Impressionists, this will be a good resource for them to view the works of certain artists. This presentation is not as long as others I have found and has good quality pictures.
Questions: What types of objects, people, and scenes do these artists paint? Are they painting grand battles or famous individuals?

Impressionism (late 1800s) | Scholastic ART | Scholastic.com

Description: Description of the Impressionistic movement and the affects it had on the art world.
Rationale: The Impressionists are some of the most well known artists that changed how people looked at art and painting. These artist embody what it means to change perspective, and this resource uses language understandable to 8th graders.
Questions to Ask: What was it about the Impressionists that was different from previous painters? What did they paint that was different than other painters? How did the impressionists change the mindset of how painting should be done?

The Impressionists by Mark Delgado on Prezi

Description: Presentation of many Impressionistic artworks.
Rationale: Before students read the article on the Impressionists, this will be a good resource for them to view the works of these artists. This way, they can visualize what these artists painted. This is a long presentation, however, so I may use a shorter presentation. It has many good images.
Questions: What types of objects, people, and scenes do these artists paint? Are they painting grand battles or famous individuals? Why do you think that is?

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Kahoot!

Kahoot!

Description: Website for creating quiz/trivia games.
Rationale: Since I could not find a specific quiz for my content, I am going to create a quiz to fit my lesson. This will be a good opening activity to get students engaged in a fun, interactive way. I also believe that you can see the results of the game, so that would allow some discussion about the results to occur.

Maman - Louise Bourgeois - Google Drawings

Description: Google Drawings, a tool for basic sketching, shapes, and image editing.
Rationale: Students can upload sketches of their art to this platform and edit photos or add to their image. They could also do sketches of art they encounter directly onto this platform. There are many options for them to utilize with this tool.

How Impressionism Changed the Art World and Continues to Inspire Us Today

Description: Article about how Impressionists changed the art world.
Rationale: Speaks directly to the impact the Impressionists had during in their time.