|Location||Activity||Google Earth Content|
|1. Europe||Tell children that art is influenced by different cultures, and different areas of the world. Have students locate 2 artworks that are of European origin, and have them identify characteristics of European art.||Take the students to Europe. Allow them to explore countries in Europe.|
|2. China||Show students pictures of chinese art. Have students list characteristics of Chinese art. Discuss their opinions of which art they like best.||Take students to China. Show a picture of a Chinese Painting.|
|3. Fiji||Have students discuss the kind of art they might imagine when they think of tropical places. Show students where Oceania is, and discuss Oceanic Art. Have students list characteristics of oceanic art from pictures displayed (on the board with the rest of the lists).||Take the students to Oceania. (ex: Fiji)|
|4. India|| Ask students if they have ever been to an Indian Restaurant. If anyone has, ask them what the inside of the restaurant looked like? What kind of artwork did they notice? Bring in different artifacts that come from India. Show pictures of Indian art. Again, Have students list characteristics of the art.|
Now that the class has learned about 4 different cultural arts, draw a Venn Diagram on the board and list the similarities and differences between these different types of art.
Have students choose one of the 4 countries we discussed and allow them to create their own work of art using the characteristics described in the lists we made as a class.
|Take the students to India.|
|Details of image overlay / path / polygon:||Will use a path, and use pictures of an artwork from each different country, for that country.|
What is the content you are focusing on in your science lesson?
- In this project I will be using visual arts of different cultures to find similarities and diversities between them.
- 6th Grade
The student will interpret and apply visual arts in relation to cultures, history, and all learning.
Compare the arts of different cultures to explore their similarities and diversities.
- Compare/contrast art forms, past or present, in terms of subject matter, culture, and history.
- Infer ways the availability of resources, technologies, and social conditions have affected artworks.
- We will be using visuals of the arts to assess as a class the similarities and differences between them. The students will learn how to search on an individual level, and a group level. They will learn different ways to assess new information by using discussion, as well as a Venn Diagram.
- We will be using Google Earth and I will create a virtual tour here where students will be able to see where the visual arts are in the world. I will place a picture of the kind of art that will be found there. This will give them a visual understanding of where these locations are in reference to each other, and what kinds of climates they might have there. We will use wikipedia to find other characteristics of the places that we study, and how those characteristics might influence their art.