Modern Day “Royalty”
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Modern Day “Royalty”

Secondary (grades 6-12)
Two 45 minute lessons

After learning about the life of St. Ferdinand, students will identify popular figures who are worshipped as royalty in today’s society and write an argumentative piece either supporting or denouncing the icon’s popularity.

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Cause and Effect
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Cause and Effect

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will critically examine and discuss the image of St. Ferdinand, King of Spain and use what they learn to demonstrate an understanding of the concept of cause and effect.

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Tableau of a Modern Party
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Tableau of a Modern Party

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will observe and visually critique the image of the Garden Party on the Terrace of a Country Home. Students will create a group tableau of a modern version of the painting and photographically record the results for possible later use as a mural or screen.

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The Height of Fashion Then and Now
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The Height of Fashion Then and Now

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine and analyze the image of the Garden Party on the Terrace of a Country Home and discuss its usefulness as an historical document.

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The Scene of the Crowd
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The Scene of the Crowd

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will observe and visually critique the image of Garden Party on the Terrace of a Country Home, paying particular attention to the artist’s use of expressive features of art and design.

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A Windy Afternoon
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A Windy Afternoon

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Children will examine the images of Garden Party on the Terrace of a Country Home, hearing briefly what each is about. They will then brainstorm a story about the image with the teacher and act out the scenario they’ve imagined.

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History, But From Whose Point of View?
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History, But From Whose Point of View?

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will critically examine and discuss the image of St. Ferdinand, King of Spain, then analyze and interpret it as a historical source for information as well as an important and impressive work of art.

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Scavenger Hunt for Symbols and Clues
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Scavenger Hunt for Symbols and Clues

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine the image of Our Lady of the Victory of Málaga and find clues that give information about New World and Old World cultures, then identify how the cultures have collided to make a beautiful new style.

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Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?
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Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine the artistic characteristics of The Radcliffe Family, explore how artwork can lead to accurate, inaccurate, or incomplete historical conclusions, and explain why it is important for historians to obtain multiple perspectives and sources of information before drawing

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Hold That Pose
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Hold That Pose

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Students will explore what it might have felt like for the people in The Radcliffe Family to pose for their sittings. They will then have fun posing stuffed animals and dolls for their own portrait compositions.

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A Portrait of One’s Own
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A Portrait of One’s Own

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 45 minute lesson

After spending time exploring aspects of the Ancestor Portrait and the importance of ancestor portraits in the Chinese tradition, students will create an ancestor portrait using mixed media materials and present it to the class.

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