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PZ Perspectives Conference

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Language Arts And English +2 Age Levels Preschool (0 to 4 years old), Primary (5 to 8 years old)

While they may be little, young children are capable of deep thinking, perspective taking, sharing ideas and taking action; all skills necessary to be an active participant in society. Not only should young children be included and respected as citizens of both the local and global community, fostering these skills encourages the next generation to be invested in the betterment of society. Art is an effective and engaging catalyst to build these civic skills with young children. In this collection, educators from the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center and the Quaker Valley School District share their use of artwork and thinking routines in their practice with young children. Through hearing stories, seeing examples, and engaging in model lessons, participants will experience relevant thinking routines, have opportunities to reflect on techniques presented and work cooperatively with peers as they create lessons inspired by provided artworks modeled techniques. Participants will leave the session feeling inspired and confident to incorporate art into their practice to build civic skills using demonstrated techniques.


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Harvard Gradulate School of Education Project Zero

Organization Slide

Erik Lindemann

Teacher Guide

Andrea Croft

Portrait of the Downer Children

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Portrait of Agnes Elizabeth Claflin

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Chromogenic print of Gabby Douglas

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Boy with a Fishing Pole

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Mrs. James Smith and Grandson

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Reading Portraiture Guide For Educators

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Education Department

Untitled

National Museum of African Art

Ai Weiwei Lesson Plan

Brooke Shoemaker

Ai Weiwei Narrative Book

Brooke Shoemaker

Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Ai Weiwei on his artistic process- Hirshhorn Museum

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Ai Weiwei at Hirshhorn: Demetrion Lecture

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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Erik Lindemann

Presentation

Andrea Croft

Guswenta Two-Row Wampum Belt

National Museum of the American Indian

Rainbow Serpent

National Museum of African Art

Subodh Gupta: Terminal

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Every Picture Has a Story

Smithsonian Instituion

Process

Andrea Croft

Process

Andrea Croft

Process

Andrea Croft

Mural

Andrea Croft

Mural

Andrea Croft

Completed mural

Andrea Croft

Lesson Plan template

SEEC - Brooke Shoemaker