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Post-Impressionism Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Teach your students all about Post-Impressionism with this lesson plan. Students will read a lesson explaining the style and period before viewing samples of Post-Impressionist art, then compare Post-Impressionism to Impressionism.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'Post-Impressionism'
  • describe the style of Post-Impressionism
  • discuss art and artists of the Post-Impressionist movement
  • compare and contrast Post-Impressionism and Impressionism

Length

1 - 1.5 hours

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Impressionism
  • Post-Impressionist
  • Paul Cezanne
  • Paul Gauguin
  • Vincent van Gogh
  • The Starry Night
  • Georges Seurat
  • Pointillism

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).

  • 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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