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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans

This collection consists of lesson plans produced by the Cleveland Museum of Art between approximately 2000 and 2013. Several distinct programs are represented—Art to Go, Asian Odyssey, Distance Learning, lesson plans created as part of a grant to develop arts-integrated math and science curricula from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, and the museum’s Teacher Resource Center.



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Rich intellectual and technical achievements distinguish the art of the Middle Ages. Throughout Europe manuscript illumination, architecture, sculpture and metal work flourished under the patronage of church and court. In this lesson students will encounter splendid liturgical objects such as a gold and porphyry altarpiece made for an 11th c. German countess, and a silver vessel for a holy relic obtained from a Byzantine emperor. Courtly items also featured in the lesson include a whimsical...
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In this lesson students will be able to express feelings and emotions about the work of art; identify important elements of the work of art; describe the paintings using appropriate vocabulary; engage in conversation, listen and respond to prompts.
Topics: Lesson plans, Cleveland Museum of Art, Art museums--Educational aspects, Art museums, Spanish...
Students will explore then compare and contrast the Chinese (Beijing Opera) and Japanese (Kabuki) forms of theater. They will then create their own performance pieces based on these forms.
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Students in this activity will develop their appreciation of the different styles, and of the form, beauty, and grace of the Chinese written language.
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Buchanan, Penelope, 1923-2010
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From prehistory to present times, visual artists have celebrated the beauty, power, playfulness, and terrifying aspects of animals, real and imaginary, in art. This presentation introduces the nature of some of those animals living happily together in the Museum Zoo and the myths, legends, and folk tales that surround them.
Topics: Lesson plans, Cleveland Museum of Art, Art museums--Educational aspects, Art museums, Animals in art
Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Bednarchick, Maryhelen
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In this lesson, students will explore color and pattern, using only isosceles right triangles to create a paper quilt square design. This lesson hones students' skills in measurement. Students must be able to identify and apply the following: square, triangle, right triangle, isosceles triangle, perpendicular and parallel lines, diagonals, sides, vertices, area formula for a square, translations, reflections, rotations.
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Prudic, Nancy
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This presentation illustrates the process for making color woodblock prints, for casting bronze, for blowing glass, for creating cloisonne, and working with faience, among other techniques. As the processes are complex, participants will marvel at the ingenuity, patience and skill of the artist.
Topics: Lesson plans, Cleveland Museum of Art, Art museums--Educational aspects, Art museums, Artists'...
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The Cleveland Museum of Art has an extensive collection of tessellated art. It is with some of these pieces that this lesson was written. The use of math and tessellations in art is more common than most people think. Different cultures have used patterns and tessellations in their artwork as a decorative and symbolic part of their heritage. Artists have been mesmerized by the beautiful complexity of tessellations, trying to imitate the forms that they see in architecture and nature. In this...
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Starinsky, Michael; Hoffmeyer, Kate
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Pattern, the repetition of any element--line, shape, or color, for example--in a design, is often referred to as a "motif." This presentation examines objects crafted in a variety of materials, by different people representing various cultures and time periods, with rich motifs as diverse as diamonds, flowers, butterflies, birds, clouds, and mountains.
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These teacher materials explore new objectives for art and examines how Chinese and Japanese painting reflects Buddhist principles. Students learn to consider the meaning and significance of Buddhist mudras through the examination of images from the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Topics: Buddhist art, China, Japan, Buddhism, Lesson plans, Art museums--Educational aspects, Cleveland...
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The objectives of these teaching materials are to introduce students to the symbolic nature of written languages; to compare similarities and differences between hieroglyphs and the English alphabet; to acquaint students with the role of the scribe and his importance in ancient Egypt; to investigate the materials, techniques, and equipment used to produce hieroglyphic inscriptions.
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In this program, students will be introduced to selected objects found in ancient Chinese tombs as a way of surveying history from the late Neolithic (3,000 BC) era to the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). These objects reveal the contents of ancient tombs and shed light on similar types of items used for daily life. In addition, these tomb goods--ritual vessels, figurines, and musical instruments--represent exemplary workmanship in jade, bronze, and ceramics. Working methods with these materials are...
Topics: Lesson plans, Cleveland Museum of Art, Art museums--Educational aspects, Art museums, Tombs--China,...
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The objectives of these teaching materials are to understand the concept of the "afterlife" and its influence on the ancient Egyptians' world view; learn how and why the ancient Egyptians mummified their dead; be able to make a distinction between the historical definition of a mummy and the various modern myths and media interpretations; be able to recognize objects which were placed in the tombs and learn why these objects were chosen, what happened to many of them, and where these...
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In this lesson, students will compare similarities and differences that exist within species, such as individual examples of the same kind of plants.
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In this lesson, students will learn about the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio. They will see the appearance of these numbers in art, architecture, and nature.
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In these teacher materials students will learn the historical background of currency in a variety of different cultures. They will not only learn the parts of a coin and how coins are minted, but what materials people used before money was established, and key terms in relation to money and commerce. To test the students' knowledge this lesson includes a coin timeline worksheet and a coin jeopardy game for the whole class to participate in. At the end of the lesson students will have the...
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These teacher materials allow students to evaluate works of art in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art in their historical context. Portraiture in particular is explored as a way of evaluating events of the time as well as the sitter. These artworks can also tell us what life was like, how objects were used, spatial documentation of places and regions, and how cultures view each other.
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Students will learn about Confucianism and Chinese scholar poets through exploring art and literature. Students will read the works of Confucius and see the effect that Confucian teachings had on Chinese government and culture.
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In this program students will learn and understand that The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's - 30's was a period of enormous creativity; several unique creative personalities emerged during the Harlem Renaissance.
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Kline, Jonathan; Rogers, Claire Lee
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Real pieces of armor used by Medieval knights and Renaissance noblemen can be touched and sometimes tried on in this presentation. Objects include a piece of chain mail, a breastplate, a gauntlet, and a close helmet. Both the technological development and the artistry of armor are discussed, as are some of the popular misconceptions of armor.
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By examining American art and artifacts from the museum's collection, these teacher materials promote discussion of America's national character and heritage. All five lessons, developed by teams of teachers, are accompanied by reinforcement materials specifically designed to foster critical thinking skills. These programs may be scheduled individually. America Transforming, the third lesson in this series, elucidates the many changes that took place in the United States between the Civil War...
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Through artifacts in the CMA's collection and these teacher materials, students will be introduced to aspects of the daily life and rituals of Mesoamerican cultures. Students will learn the meaning of Pre-Columbian, and discover where and how Pre-Columbian art was made. Students will learn how to decipher an ancient Mayan glyph during an in-lesson activity.
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Italy has a long and rich tradition in the visual arts, but what do these images communicate about the country's history? This lesson provides a survey of Italy's artistic heritage by exploring why particular subjects were depicted in sculptures, paintings and decorative arts. Students will learn how factors such as patronage and subject matter convey some of the ideals and events important to residents throughout Italy in the last two thousand years. The objects shown range from decorative...
Topics: Lesson plans, Cleveland Museum of Art, Art museums--Educational aspects, Art museums, Art, Italian
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In this unit plan, students are introduced to the characteristics and properties of the following geometric concepts: lines, segments, rays, angles, skew lines, parallel lines and perpendicular lines. They become familiar with the definitions and visual identification of these concepts. Students use art to review geometric shapes and identify different lines and angles.
Topics: Lesson plans, Cleveland Museum of Art, Art museums--Educational aspects, Art museums, Geometry in...
In this lesson, students use art to draw conclusions about ancient Chinese and Japanese civilizations and cultures.
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These teacher materials prompt students to examine works of art in the museum in the context of their scientific properties, creation, and perception. Topics include the use of rocks and natural stones as materials, especially in Ancient Art, chemical effects in the stained glass work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, simple machines in the Armor Court weapons, the depiction of natural plant and animal forms and weather patterns.
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In these teacher materials, students reinforce their knowledge of the vocabulary of geometry and recognize attributes of two- and three-dimensional shapes through an examination of selected geometric themed works from the museum. Concepts are applied as students create original origami figures in the shape of a ladybug during the videoconference.
Topics: Lesson plans, Cleveland Museum of Art, Art museums--Educational aspects, Art museums, Oragami,...
This lesson plan explores Confucian thought through an investigation of Chinese paintings from the museum's collection.
Topics: Confucianism--China--Study and Teaching, Painting, Chinese, China--Religious life and...
Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Garr, Alicia Hudson
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Sculpture, textiles and metalwork make up these teacher materials which focuses in-depth on these major art-producing regions: Asante, Kuba and Yoruba.
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Robertson, Lisa
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This presentation gives an overview of 500 years of Asian art, with an introduction to various artistic styles. The objects focus on world religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto and Folk religion. The primarily functional objects provide insights into everyday personal and social life, revealing Asia's diverse civilizations and cultural heritage.
Topics: Lesson plans, Cleveland Museum of Art, Art museums--Educational aspects, Art museums, Art, Asia
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From simple, Zen-like tea bowls to ornate lacquer boxes the objects in this presentation illustrate Japanese aesthetics and demonstrate both ways of making art particular to Japan, and techniques pioneered elsewhere and perfected in Japan. Functional objects introduce daily life during different time periods. Connections are made between Japanese and Chinese culture and art.
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Buildings are everywhere, from strong towering skyscrapers to precarious footbridges. But how do they work, and what keeps them standing? In these teacher materials, students will explore the structural properties and geometry of buildings through artwork from the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection. They will learn common geometric features seen in architecture, the basics involved in architecture, the engineering principle of the "folded plate," as well as construction techniques...
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How we see ourselves influences our perspectives, our decisions and the daily experience of living. Artists create tangible evidence of their process of reflection through self-portraits. By observing how luminaries from Rembrandt to Picasso represent themselves, we will explore a variety of artist's personal statements, historical moments and technical approaches. Discussion includes the topic of emotional health and self perception as related to images students could create of themselves as a...
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This lesson provides students with the opportunity to critically examine works of art from various time periods and consider not only ways that race and racial groups have been depicted in various societies, but also how those depictions might perpetuate stereotypes and biased thinking.
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Since its introduction to the public in 1839, photography has drastically altered both the way we perceive the world and how we communicate with each other. The camera has also changed drastically; yet at the same time, hardly at all. While it has changed in format from a large wooden box with simple lenses to sleek models that fit in the palm and export images directly to personal computers, it still shares three main elements with its earlier ancestors: a lightproof container, an optical...
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Hoffmeyer, Kate, Starinsky, Michael
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As young children learn through experience, a concrete understanding of the three fundamental elements of visual art--line, shape, and form--encourages visual literacy, enabling confident interpretation of the world around them, and allowing them to create more advanced works of art. Participants will handle genuine art objects from a variety of world cultures.
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In these teacher materials students will be introduced to the works of Renoir, Matisse and Picasso, using the theme of food. Students will also identify familiar objects in the paintings they view and learn about the concept of reflected light.
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These teacher materials compare ritual and royal objects from the Yoruba and Edo peoples of Nigeria to learn how their rulers maintain worldly authority with the assistance of supernatural forces. Students will delight in examining a colorful beaded crown which empowers a Yoruba ruler and a three hundred year old bronze sculpture which establishes legitimacy for an Edo king. These and other stunning objects introduce divination, mythology and communication with ancestors to your class.
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The purpose of this lesson is to discover through an examination of The Tale of Genji and other Japanese literature, the importance of calligraphy to courtship rituals in the Japanese court culture of the late Heian period (794-1185).
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In this program students will understand the water cycle; how density of air affects weather; weather changes due to pressure and temperature; clouds consist of water vapor or ice crystals, depending on their altitude and other physical conditions; different types of clouds are associated with different weather conditions; cloud types, and their weather systems, have followed consistent patterns for centuries, as documented by both photography and by artwork that predates photography.
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In this program, students learn about the works of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters such as Monet, Degas, van Gogh and Cezanne, whose experiments with the effects of different conditions of light and paint application created a new way of seeing the world. The world these artists shared had much in common with our own era of rapid technological change and rise in standard of living. Students will consider how such factors influenced Impressionism.
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These teacher materials utilize the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art to explore math concepts for all grade levels. These paintings and objects can be evaluated for their inclusion and use of basic geometric forms and lines, tessellations, patterns, grid systems, the Fibonacci Sequence, the Golden Ratio, and perspective.
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Shuster-Tucker, Sarah
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This unit plan focuses qualitative and quantitative research methods, data and uses as well as color theory, its history and its meaning in various cultural contexts. Students will learn how these two types of data are implemented in marketing and social sciences, and they will demonstrate knowledge of both methods while exploring the meanings of color in the culture of their classroom.
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This videoconference provides a behind the scenes look at the vital positions needed to operate The Cleveland Museum of Art. Your students will have the opportunity to freely discuss with a featured staff member the projects, career path, influences and aspirations which shaped that person's professional life. The selected staff member brings images or video clips of his or her working environment, information on relevant programs and an enthusiasm for lively interchange with your class. Past...
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In this program students will learn that during the period of Modernism (1880-1940), the artistic viewpoint changes from representing the way the world looks to the way the world feels; a search for identity occurs, artists attempt to define themselves personally by exploring a variety of forms of expression, and also attempt to define themselves globally as citizens of particular nations; art often reveals an artist's response to the cultural environment within which they live. Fauvism,...
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Most Americans in the 18th and early 19th centuries had severely limited resources, but found ways to make useful and attractive objects. Objects fashioned from a variety of materials, such as a fancy ceramic pie plate and brass shoe buckles show how early colonists beautified the items they needed to eat, dress, learn and work.
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The objectives of these teaching materials are to introduce basic information about the natural environment of ancient Egypt in the context of the art and artifacts of Egyptian civilization; to acquaint students with aspects of daily life including food, clothing, shelter, and recreation; to illustrate some of the problems ancient Egyptians faced and examine ways in which they were handled; to investigate ways in which our contemporary society compares and contrasts with that of ancient Egypt.
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This lesson plan examines the significance and popularity of the ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints during the Edo period (1615-1868).
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Landis, Barbara
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This lesson uses student's love of animals to connect with Japanese culture through the examination of animal symbolism. By connecting Japan and the United States through animal populations, students compare animals in the two countries. Students also learn about migration and the types of animals that migrate in the winter in the United States and connect them to like animals in Japan.
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Confucian thought, Prince Shotoku's Constitution, and the Golden Rule provide an opportunity for teachers and students to develop a shared vision for learning and classroom relationships. By looking at these ancient sayings, modern-day students can formulate their own rules of conduct.
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Woodward, Mary C.
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This presentation looks at how masks are made, but more importantly, why, as they reveal their role in religious ceremonies, cultural instruction and for entertainment. Masks from Native America, Japan, Indonesia, Africa and Europe are compared and contrasted as is how society uses masks today.
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by Holman, Garth
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This lesson plan explores why wealthy Europeans wanted Asian luxury goods, like porcelain, and how they obtained these goods through import.
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In these teacher materials, students will learn to develop spatial awareness, explore sound waves, developing an understanding of the relationship of physical space and acoustics.
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In this program students will learn and understand that the C ô te d'Ivoire is just one region of the continent of Africa and is composed of many nations that have their own traditions and spiritual practices. By Studying the works of art, students will learn that even though these objects are beautiful, they also have important social functions.
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Knights in shining armor, legendary queens, towering castles and fantastic beasts populate the pages of fairy tales and capture our imagination. But where does the fantasy merge with fact? In this program, students will be introduced to noble life in the Middle Ages through arms and armor, courtly and religious objects in the collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art. They will be asked to observe, comment on what they see, question, and draw conclusions about the role of castles, knights and...
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In this program students will gain an understanding of Native American ways of life through selected cultural artifacts; illustrate the differing perceptions that Native Americans held of settlers and that settlers held of Native Americans.
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Salisbury, Tonya
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This lesson plan uses art to teach the symbolic importance of dragons in the Chinese culture, which unlike in the West, are regarded as auspicious and emblematic of power.
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by Vossler, Daniel
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The horse was an important cultural icon in ancient China and there are many depictions of them in Chinese art. The horse was a symbol of wealth and power to emperors, noblemen, and warriors. In addition to warfare, horses were used for hunting.
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by Barone, Diane; Anderson, Pam
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This lesson plan uses art to introduce Daoism. This complex faith system, which can be regarded as polytheistic religion, has numerous religious figures, called Immortals. While this lesson focuses on the immortals, it also explores the complexity of the Daoist faith.
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In these teacher materials students will be introduced to works from different cultures and artists, using the theme of animals. They will also identify how animals are represented in different mediums and their meaning in cultures. Students will be encouraged to describe the works of art, ask and answer questions, and discuss ideas for creating imaginary animals.
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In these teacher materials, students will explore the relationship between building form and function and be introduced to the concept of functional mythology--that the building takes the shape based on its intended use. Students will discover and compare three historic sacred landmarks, which focuses the lesson on diversity of design and diversity of workshop traditions and be introduced to the concept of sacred geometry. Students will also be introduced to reading architectural plans and will...
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In these teacher materials, students will learn and understand that definitions of beauty vary for different cultures and in different times and that works of art reflect cultural values. Also, student will learn how modern adornment methods relate to those used throughout history, including body shaping, tattooing, piercing, scarification, cosmetic use, and artful arranging of hair.
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Fun for Halloween or anytime--Scary Art features goblins, witches and dastardly doings! Explore otherworldly paintings and prints by Francisco Goya, Salvator Rosa and Albert Pinkham Ryder for an art journey to the other side. This program looks artwork that connects with a time in history when people were truly afraid of witchcraft (the era of the Salem Witch trials), and also looks at the symbolism of ghosts, goblins and monsters in artwork from other time periods.
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Graves, Jean
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Europe can thank China for wood-pulp paper and paper money, fireworks and gunpowder, the umbrella and noodles, among other things. For many centuries, China was a leader in advancing technology, influencing neighbors in Asia and beyond. This presentation showcases traditional Chinese technology with a focus on the manufacture of silk, ceramics, and bronze.
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Cleveland Museum of Art Department of Education and Interpretation
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These teacher materials emphasize African cosmology, which sees an essential division between the village and the bush, or wilderness. The village is the human world of law, family and agriculture. The bush is the domain of wild animals and powerful, unruly spirits. Masquerades allow the villages to temporarily harness the power of the bush spirits, to use for the purposes of civilization. The Cleveland Museum of Art houses many masks from West Africa; magnificent objects that form the core of...
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
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These teacher materials identify geographic regions settled by France, England, and Spain, reasons settlers may have had to come to the New World and the types of financial gain their backers hoped to realize by sending colonies there. The objects help students explore evidence of these native cultures early settlers brought with them, and ways these influences remain today.
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Derrick, Dianne B.; Morosi, Bonnie
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The purpose of this lesson is to consider the cultural and religious significance of Mount Fuji, a recurring theme in Japanese art.
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Harley, George
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This lesson examines how art and literature were used for political means in Japan and China, such as bolstering the legitimacy of military regimes.
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Cleveland Museum of Art Department of Education and Interpretation
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The objectives of these teaching materials are to explore how ancient Egyptians observed animal behavior and ascribed animal traits and characteristics to their gods; learn how animals were used in Egyptian stories and myths to explain human behavior and the workings of the universe; be able to identify an animal's physical characteristics that link it to its natural environment; classify animals found in ancient and modern Egypt by their scientific family.
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Cleveland Museum of Art Department of Education and Interpretation
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In these teacher materials, students will embark on a study of Greek and Roman myths through an examination of artists' portrayals of Greek and Roman gods and heroes. This videoconference makes connections to history and culture and includes such figures as Herakles, Orestes, and Perseus. Homer's Iliad is also discussed. The heroes and heroines of mythology are the primary focus.
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Cleveland Museum of Art Department of Education and Interpretation
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In this program students will learn to recognize the dual nature of Japanese art -- sometimes natural, irregular and modest, and other times bright and flamboyant; develop observation skills necessary for appreciating a work of art and to think about how these images display an interest in natural forces and how the images affect sensory perception; introduction-level Japanese words to describe works of art
Topics: Lesson plans, Cleveland Museum of Art, Art museums--Educational aspects, Art museums, Art, Japanese
Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Cleveland Museum of Art Department of Education and Interpretation
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In this program students will understand how considerations such as focus, framing, point of view, lighting, time and subject matter can influence the meaning in a photograph; compare and contrast images taken by contemporary photographers to photographers of historical significance; use photographs as a stimulus for the creative writing process; learn how photographs can help people recall moments in personal history.
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Cleveland Museum of Art Department of Education and Interpretation
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Students discover how textiles from many cultures and historical periods acquire their color. Topics include an introduction to natural and synthetic dyes and a brief look at the way our eyes perceive color from pigment. Throughout the videoconference students participate in interactivities, such as experimenting with color application from plant, animal and mineral sources, discussion and embedded evaluation using a Viewing Guide.
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Cleveland Museum of Art Department of Education and Interpretation
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By examining American art and artifacts from the museum's collection, these teacher materials promote discussion of America's national character and heritage. All five lessons, developed by teams of teachers, are accompanied by reinforcement materials specifically designed to foster critical thinking skills. These programs may be scheduled individually. America Expanding, the second lesson in this series, illustrates the challenges and results of westward expansion in the United States during...
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Cleveland Museum of Art Lesson Plans
by Cleveland Museum of Art Department of Education and Interpretation
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These teacher materials focus on developing close looking skills to fully describe what they see. Close looking can assist students in exploring sequence of events, point of view, use, as well as the tactile elements of line, shape, color, and texture.
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