PROJECT OVERVIEW:

In this unit, student artists study the work of the artist Jacob Lawrence, learning about how he depicted African Americans in Harlem, showing everyday scenes and moments. They then create a sketchbook, sketch their own neighborhoods, and create a collage using color to highlight the action.

2nd Grade

Scope & Sequence:

Lesson 1: In this lesson, student artists create their own sketchbooks and begin sketching out things that they frequently see around their neighborhood. 

Lesson 2: In this lesson, student artists learn about color mixing, including tones and shades, by working on collaborative color pieces. 

Lesson 3: In this lesson, student artists choose either a warm or a cool color scheme, then collage their background. They will have two days to work on this. 

Lesson 4: In this lesson, student artists have a second day to finish collaging their background.

Lesson 5: Students complete their covers with watercolor.

Lesson 6: In this lesson, student artists add people, animals, and objects to their piece using collage. They use the opposite color family from the previous weeks (example: if they used warm colors last week, they will use cool colors this week). 

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Art Elements: 

line, shape/form, color

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Art Principles: 

proportion/scale, balance, emphasis

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National Core Visual Art Standards: VA:Cr1.1.1a, VA:Cr1.2.2a, VA:Cr1.2.3a, VA:Cr2.1.1a, VA:Cr2.1.2a, VA:Cr2.1.3a, VA:Cr3.1.2a, VA:Cr3.1.3a, VA:Re.7.2.1a, VA:Re.7.2.3a

 

Integrations:

Language arts & writing (reading and developing stories)

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Common Core Standards: 

RL.2.2, RL.3.2, RL.2.3, RL.3.3, RL.1.7, RL.2.7, RL.3.7, W.1.7, W 2.7, W.1.8, W.2.8, SL.1.1a, SL.2.1a, SL.1.1b, SL.2.1b, SL.1.3, SL.2.3, SL.1.5, 1.G.2

 

 

Difficulty: Lower Academy

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