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K–12 Teacher Resources Smith College Museum of Art

found in: arts; social studies; preK-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12

Smith College Museum of Art’s K–12 Teacher Resources  include lesson plans and teacher packs. All lessons are PDFs and list Massachusetts standards.

Dancin' Art: Movement and Degas' Dancer Moving Forward ( PDF, 182 KB, 4 pgs.)  lesson in which students identify movements and gestures and then create sculptures with Play-Doh.

Playing with Patterns: Oba’s Crown (adenla) from the Yoruba people of Nigeria ( PDF, 341 KB, 4 pgs.) is a K-5 lesson in which students explore the concept of pattern and then make their own with paper cut-outs and crayons.

Behind the Facade: Abstraction and Lyonel Feininger’s Gables I, Luneburg ( PDF, 353 KB, 5 pgs.) asks students in grades 6-12 to examine photographs of real buildings and Feininger’s ideas to understand “abstraction” in art, and then create their own abstract artworks.

Teacher Packs  are from past museum exhibitions. One pack, Face to Face: Portraits from the Smith College Museum of Art, ( PDF, 2MB, 14 pgs.) includes portraits for examination and activities that were intended for pre and post museum visits but can stand-alone.


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