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Visual Arts +1 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

The theme of TIME can be explored in art using key concepts throughout the semester or year. Explore various concepts related to the idea of TIME by playing the Connections Card Game. The mind maps made after playing the game can be used as a reference throughout the course. 

Teacher Preparation:

  • Download and print images on card stock (resource attached to this collection). Create multiple sets for small groups to play the game.
  • Print Key Concept Cards (resource attached to this collection)

Student Activity:

  • Take turns choosing a card and connecting it to a key concept by placing it near an appropriate Concept Card.
  • Defend choice with evidence in the image.
  • After all cards have been played, students make inferences about how people experience, measure or represent time.
  • Small groups collaborate to draw a mind map to illustrate their ideas.
  • Present maps in a "Carousel Interview." One group member stays with the mind map to answer questions; other group members visit tables to explore mind maps and ask questions.
  • Return to original group. Encapsulate overarching ideas and record them on your group's mind map.

IBM / Time

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Time Totem

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Planting Time

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Time Frame

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Time Clock, International Time Recorder

National Museum of American History

Juvet Time Globe

National Museum of American History

Bloomingdale's: Time Will Tell

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Galileo Pendulum Clock Model, Replica

National Museum of American History

It's Only A Matter Of Time

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Giant Conquereors of Space and Time

National Air and Space Museum

Double Portrait of the Artist in Time

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Hudson Moonlight IV

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Giant Winter Evening

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Three Afternoons

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sunrise and Moon

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Camas para Sueños

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Indestructible Object

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Satellite photos of Earth

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Four Seasons

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Untitled (Memory Jug)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sequences

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Generations of beautiful complexions prove.. [Print advertising.] 1965

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Time Image Cards

Rachel Samsky