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Edgar Degas Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Teach your students about the great artist Edgar Degas with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson about his personal life, style of painting, and body of work, discussing key ideas and concepts before applying learning to an activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • discuss Edgar Degas' personal life and the impact this had on his work
  • analyze and explain Degas' artistic style, impressionism
  • compare work by Degas to other impressionist artists

Length

1 - 1.5 hours

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Edgar Degas
  • Ecolé des Beaux-Arts (The College of Fine Arts)
  • Renaissance
  • Impressionist

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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