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Access Series: Fantastic Creatures

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Language Arts And English +2 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This topical collection of artworks is based upon "fantastical things." It was originally used in a collage art activity (printed out; using paper, glue, and art materials); and as a discussion prompt in an informal learning activity with a group of teens with cognitive disabilities during a summer camp program. Other suggested uses beyond collage and discussion prompts would be a writing exercise, utilizing the "See|Think|Wonder" visible thinking routine. You could also pair the collection with popular young adult fantasy novels, and ancient myths and legends.

Descriptors: Decision Making, Disabilities, Self-Determination, Self-Efficacy, Student Empowerment, All Access Digital Arts Program

See/Think/Wonder: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Pegasus

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Untitled

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Red Beast

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Winged Dog

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Ship Caterpillar

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Game Fish

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Unicorn

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Winged Horse Relief [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Out the Side Window

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Medallion

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Mermaid

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Furious Dragon

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Little Elf by Big Shoe

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Untitled (Toumanova)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Untitled (Marine Fantasy with Tamara Toumanova)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Architectural Fantasy

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Fantasy

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Fantasy Landscape with Watermill

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Diamond Mountains, Korea, a Fantasy

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Design for an Egyptian Ruin Fantasy

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

"Serenade," A Christmas Fantasy (La Fontaine)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Giant Demon Attacks a Ship

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Martian Worlds

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sketch for Machine Composition #2

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Chinoiserie Fantasy

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Poisson Aerostatique

National Air and Space Museum

Dance of the Mermaid

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sports robot toy, "Super Shooter 5"

Smithsonian American Art Museum

St. Michael and the Dragon

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Surimono illustrating a dragon

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Head of Medusa

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Fall of Icarus

National Air and Space Museum

Hercules and the Hydra

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Therefore*

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Mystic Caravan of Dragon's Well

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Koschei Puppet

National Museum of American History

Cinderella

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Legend of Czar Saltan

National Museum of American History

The Wog of Lizards of La Napoule [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Model for Masonic Eagle [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Gamayune [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Og of Octopi of La Napoule [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Avanyu

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Frieze

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum