1st Grade: Designing the Zodiac
CREATING: Student artists brainstorm their own, original, constellations, complete with an origin myth.
1st Grade: Artist, Explorer, Scientist
CREATING: Students create an accurate drawing of an animal and its habitat, then turn the drawing into a series of prints.
2nd Grade: Around the Neighborhood
CREATING: Students create sketches of their own neighborhood and finish by creating a collage.
3rd Grade: Embracing Challenges
CREATING: Student artists complete a series of challenges, ending with a painted sculpture.
3rd Grade: Art & Advocacy
CREATING: Student artists choose an issue that they feel strongly about and design a poster.
4th Grade: Rainforest Creature Marionettes
CREATING: Student artists brainstorm the ideal creature to live in the rainforest, then create marionette puppets of their creatures.
4th Grade: Me & My Monster
CREATING: Student artists brainstorm a monster ‘helper’, describe it through descriptive and/or figurative language and ‘imagery’, create a poem about their monster, & end by altering their poem to enhance the meaning through visual emphasis.
Each (free) project contains 5 lessons aligned to a content-rich literacy topic. The lessons include:
- Artworks to discuss
- Video lessons
- Text sets
- Supply lists
- Tier 2 and 3 vocabulary
- Support in the form of emailed teaching tips and management strategies as educators work through the lessons.
Additionally, we’ve developed a training program to support educators in implementing the Art & Literacy Curriculum.