Sculpture 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.

Looking for a simple way to teach about sculpture? Use this lesson plan to guide your instruction. In it, a text lesson highlights key facts, a quiz assesses understanding, and an activity allows students to shine. Related lessons and extra activities support further study.

Learning Objectives

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

  • define 'sculpture'
  • identify different types of sculpture
  • discuss well-known sculptors
  • create a sculpture

Length

1 to 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • 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.

Key Vocabulary

  • Sculpture
  • Kinetic sculpture
  • Readymade
  • Biomorphism

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