Claude Monet Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Who was Claude Monet and what impact did he make in the world of fine art? This lesson plan uses an informational text lesson to lay out key facts about Claude Monet, his life, and his work. An activity connects students to some famous works by Monet.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • outline key facts about Claude Monet's life and work
  • highlight common elements in Claude Monet's work
  • list examples of some of Claude Monet's well-known works

Length

1 to 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text's explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.3

Follow precisely a complex multi-step procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.7

Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.

Materials

  • Several images of the works of Claude Monet
  • Paper copies of the text lesson Claude Monet: Biography, Paintings & Facts
  • A worksheet created using the quiz from the associated text lesson
  • Heavyweight white paper
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrushes

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