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Museum Lesson Plans & Resources - Chapter Summary
This chapter can help you design or improve existing curriculum focused on museums. Get your students excited about the history and artwork of specific museums and also ensure they have a broader sense of art by creating engaging lessons using our lesson plans and additional teacher resources. Topics covered in this chapter include the following:
- Fine art
- Art appreciation and interpretation
- J. Paul Getty Museum
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
Each lesson plan offers instructional strategies and guidance, curriculum standards, discussion topic ideas and other features to help you develop high-quality lessons. Accompanying each lesson plan is at least one supplemental lesson and multiple-choice quiz you can share with students in the classroom to enhance your instruction.
How It Helps
- Learning objectives: Details the educational actions students should be able to complete following the completion of lessons you've created using our teacher resources.
- Homework or classwork suggestions: Offers recommended assignments you can give students to complete in the classroom or at home.
- Activity ideas: Provides activity ideas you can use to deepen students' understanding of museums while increasing classroom participation.
How It Works
This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning museum lessons easy.
- Find lesson plans for specific fine art and art appreciation topics you want to cover in class.
- Formulate your museum class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
- Share the related museum, art appreciation and fine art lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
- Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important museum concepts from the lessons.
- Engage your students with relevant museum-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.
1. Fine Art Lesson Plan
This lesson on fine art engages the students in group discussions as they analyze and identify fine art examples. Additionally, students have the opportunity to create their own fine art for a classroom art show. An extension activity is included for a physical or virtual field trip.
2. What is Fine Art? - Definition & Types
Are all paintings considered fine art? Is an extremely beautiful Persian carpet an example of fine art? In this lesson, learn what fine art is and explore some of the different types.
3. Art Appreciation Lesson Plan
What is art appreciation? A video lesson outlines key facts while in-class opportunities for analysis increase comprehension. To take instruction further, take advantage of our suggestions for related lessons and extensions.
4. Experiencing and Interpreting the Arts: Looking at Process & Product
In this lesson, we'll consider how your knowledge of art can help you better understand and enjoy it. We'll look at the way that an interpretation of art depends on knowing its context and the process behind it.
5. J. Paul Getty Museum Lesson Plan
Educate your students about the J. Paul Getty Museum with this lesson plan. The students will study a text lesson, take an accompanying follow-up quiz, and participate in three activities that will reinforce some major learning concepts.
6. J. Paul Getty Museum: History & Artwork
There are many great art museums in the world. In this lesson, we'll check out the J. Paul Getty Museum and see what sort of art it collects and displays for the public.
7. Metropolitan Museum of Art Lesson Plan
Educate your students about the Metropolitan Museum of Art with this lesson plan. They will peruse a text lesson, take a related quiz to follow up, and participate in three fun activities.
8. What is the Metropolitan Museum of Art? - History & Artwork
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most respected art museums in the world. In this lesson, we'll look at its history and breadth of collections, and see what makes it so popular.
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