Symbolic Understanding
Lesson Plan

Symbolic Understanding

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 60 minute lesson

Students will work collaboratively to research and respond to the use of symbols in the Eyedazzler Blanket/Rug and what those symbols can tell us about the history of the people and the artist who created it.

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Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection
Field Trip

Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection

Through these British paintings created between the 16th and 20th centuries, students will investigate the conflicts, controversies, and achievements depicted, and their modern day impacts.

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Oversized rawhide box with painted geometric shapes in bright colors, on repurposed tipi poles
Art Object Resource

Freedom

2013
Jeffrey Gibson
Cultura y comunidad
Inspiraciones para la clase

Cultura y comunidad

James Córdova es uno de los cuatro artistas que participaron en Cuatro [4]: A series of artist interactions (Cuatro [4]: una serie de interacciones con artistas). Cada uno de los cuatro artistas les dio vida a nuestras colecciones de arte precolombino y colonial español a través de su expresión artística.

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El hogar y la identidad 
Inspiraciones para la clase

El hogar y la identidad 

Justin Favela es uno de los 13 artistas contemporáneos cuya obra se exhibió en Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place (Mi Tierra: artistas contemporáneos exploran el concepto de lugar), la cual constó de instalaciones que expresaban las experiencias de la vida contemporánea en el Oeste estadounidense.

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Dazzle ‘em
Lesson Plan

Dazzle ‘em

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

Students will view and discuss the symbols and design of the Eyedazzler Blanket/Rug and then create a dazzling symbol design of their own on either fabric or paper.

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Got a Head for Compassion?
Lesson Plan

Got a Head for Compassion?

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 35 minute lesson

This lesson focuses on the story of the Eleven-Headed Bodhisattva of Compassion and the definition of “compassion.” Students will work with visual images and tools to enhance oral and listening skills, while building upon kindness in peer relationships and with others around them.

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American Grasslands: Prairie, Pasture, Crop and Lawn, Karen Kitchel, 1997, oil paint
Lesson Spark

A Walk in Nature

Karen Kitchel's creative process required close looking and attention to detail. Recreate this experience with young children to give them tools for close looking.

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Tête et Oiseau (Head and Bird), Joan Miró, 1967
Art Exploration

Building with Natural Found Objects

This self-directed exploration supports children’s experimentation with forms, structures, and materials, as they build and balance found objects from nature.

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