This can be used to homeschool your children, from the first through third grades.
Most commonly used for 1st or 2nd grade students.
Included: PDF, 18 Pages
This is the lesson from the package: Art History for ElementaryThe site contains 13+ art projects, lessons, scripts for teachers, read-aloud scripts, and literacy integration. Notable: Bundles offer significantly lower prices than individual units.
PREVIEW- While these single lessons are still part of the bundle, you will be able to see an in-depth preview that includes over 1,000+ reviews.
Teachers will find this art lesson a quick, engaging and hands-on way to teach cave art exploration.
This book includes a detailed teacher script that can be used to speak aloud with students. There are also questions included to aid in your learning. It doesn’t matter if you have any art background or knowledge of art history. You can just turn the page to begin learning with your classmates!
- To introduce time periods and styles, read aloud the script. The script was written for young audiences and contains questions that can be used to engage students.
- Illustrations of final student artwork
- A main project and several extensions to it.
- Many activities are available for those who want to think deeper or start early, including a Review and Review page and word search.
- Search key terms to locate related art online for students
Note: Students are given key words and web links to help them find the art they have shared. Copyright issues prevent the actual artwork from being included in this unit. However, they can be easily found by a quick Google search. Students can either print or use a projector to view the detail of the individual art pieces.
Below are the top questions that people ask about this bundle.
OrganisationThe following art history lesson is organized chronologically. It begins with Cave Art and Egyptian Art/ Hieroglyphics. Next, it continues through history with artists such Leonardo DaVinci (Vincent Van Gogh) and Monet.
Includes Artists and Art Periods:
- Cave Art
- Egyptian Art
- Roman Mosaics art
- Renaissance: Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa
- Baroque – Rembrandt Portraits
- Romantic – Turner’s warm/cool colours
- Impressionist- Monet’s Lily Pond
- Post Impressionist Van Gogh’s Starry Night
- Post Impressionist- Seurat’s Pointillism
- Abstract Art – Piet Mondrian
- Expressionism in Edvard Munch’s The Scream
- Cubism – Pablo Picasso Collage
- Modern Art- Ted Harrison Arctic Art
What Are the Contents of Each Lesson
Every lesson should:
- A teacher script with basic information regarding the time period to be read aloud
- a relevant art project
- Extension art projects
- To review ideas, reflect and then revise the page
- Famous art coloring pages
- Word search using relevant vocabulary to get you started
This art project uses only affordable and readily available art supplies. I know the cost of supplies because I worked in low budget schools. The lessons are simple to complete with paper, markers, pencils, paints, pastels, and other everyday supplies. A materials list is available in the preview.
The amount of time required will depend on how old you are and what projects, extensions, or writing activities you select to finish within each unit. You have many choices! The class discussion, teacher read-aloud script, and clean up will all take around an hour. You may need to add art lessons and write extensions.
Not all projects have to be completed. You can choose which ones you want. The word searches, extension writing, and coloring pages can be used in your writing centre each week or as an early finisher.
The program includes many literacy components, so you can integrate this with your writing, social studies, and early knowledge of geography, history, and culture.
The world map can be used to help students identify the focus areas for each lesson.
How about early finishers?
Reflect/review pages have been included to help you reflect on your art project. I also include word searches, printables and coloring sheets for every artist or period. They can be used as extensions or in literacy centers.
Refer to Reference Materials
You can easily find all the visual support you need by doing a web search.
The art is included for copyright purposes. However, it can be more helpful to present digital versions of paintings so that all students are able to see them properly. Each lesson begins with a clear listing of artist and title. To share the artwork with your class, simply type the name into Google and then click on “images”. To complete the unit, you don’t need to go to any other websites.
How to manage student work
A scrapbook can hold all projects, making it a fantastic portfolio or keepsake. Included is a scrapbook cover. The cover can be used to decorate the artwork, and then it can be added into your scrapbook.
Teacher Tip: This lesson has been done with multi-age buddy groups for more than 12 years. It’s been a huge success. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring together students from various grade levels. As “big friends”, we had grade 2 and grade 5 students paired up last year.
Are you looking for easy lessons in art? Below is a list of the top-rated units.
Art For Elementary:
ART HISTORY SET 1 This book focuses on an art history journey from cave art to contemporary art with 13+ lessons.
Click to see it —-> 1. Art History in Elementary
ART HISTORY SET 2The focus is on modern artists both in Europe and North America. However, there are many exciting additions for teachers that draw on feedback from their students.
Click to see it —-> Art History 2 for Elementary
Set 3 Art Around The WorldDiscover other countries, continents, and cultures all around the world through 18 fascinating lessons
Click to see it —-> Art Around the World
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Click to see it —-> STEP BY STEP: Seasonal CraftsEight crafts each month for the School Year
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This resource was a hit with my students during summer camp. Our students had so much enjoyment learning about caves.
We had so much fun doing this! The story was told using props, and the kids ate every bit of it. Fun activities included a word search competition for my 4th and 5th grades. We are grateful!