Pop Art Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Give students a better understanding of pop art with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson that gives a history of pop art and tells about artists that used this style. After a discussion and analysis of some pop art, students will create their own piece of pop art.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define pop art
  • provide a history of pop art
  • analyze pop art
  • create pop art


1 - 1.5 hours


Key Vocabulary

  • Pop art

Curriculum Standards


Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.


Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

Warm Up and Preparation

  • Break students into small discussion groups.
  • Show students several images of pop art and ask groups to discuss:
    • What do you notice about these pieces?
    • What do these images have in common?
    • Do you like these images or dislike them? Why?
  • Tell students this type of art is referred to as 'pop art.'

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