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Jean-Marie Galing

Art Resource Teacher
Fairfax County Public Schools
Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)
Teacher/Educator, Curriculum Developer
Visual Arts, Arts :

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<p>Images support learning in first grade "Dream House for My Family" lesson. For architecture puzzle activity, print selected images and cut them into pieces that focus on parts of the building. Allow table groups to work together to reassemble the house image and name the parts of the house. </p><p>Discuss images of model houses to introduce the lesson challenge: <em>Create a 3-dimensional model of a dream house for your family.</em></p>
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Portraits of Children

<p>Images support primary grade portraiture lessons.</p>
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Community Neighborhoods

<p>Images support learning in art lessons about the big idea of Community. Compare/contrast urban, suburban, and rural communities. What do all communities have in common?</p><p>Activity: Print selected images on 8.5" x 11" card stock and laminate. Cut each image into several pieces. Number the backs of the pieces and place in a zip-lock bag with the same number. </p><p>Each student receives a puzzle piece and must work with their small group to re-assemble the image. Then make a list of clues about the community depicted. As each group shares their lists, the teacher records responses. Duplicate responses get a tally mark next to the word. </p><p>Teacher can then lead a discussion about what makes a community and help students make connections to similarities with their own local community.</p>
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Balance & Symmetry

<p>Which type of balance is represented in each image?</p> <ul><li>Symmetrical balance</li><li>Radial balance</li><li>Asymmetrical balance</li></ul>
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<p>Everyone enjoys a festival or celebration! Let's look at some. . . </p><ul><li>Observe  images and guess which culture each represents.</li><li>Play "I Spy Juxtaposition." Work with a small group to examine an image and find where the artist has juxtaposed symbols or text with the image to create meaning. </li><li>What might you include in an artwork about a festival or celebration?  Would there be dances, special music, food, clothing, or activities?</li></ul><p>Art making challenge:  Collaborate in a small group to create a design for a booth, stage, or other area for a cultural tradition at a festival. Designs will be combined into a festival mural.</p>
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Artist Books

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Memorable Moments

<p>Look at the images. . . </p> <p></p> <ul><li>What is happening?</li><li>Who do you think these people are?</li><li>Do you have a memory of doing something similar? </li></ul><p>ART MAKING CHALLENGE:  Create an artwork that depicts a memory of something you enjoyed with family or friends. The artwork could be a drawing, painting, or collage. </p> <p></p>
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William H. Johnson

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Art or Not Art?

<p>Introduction to the concept of "what is art?" Students sort images by whether they think the objects are artworks or not. For the purpose of this discussion, a photograph per se is not categorized as art; it is an image of a plant, animal, toy, sculpture, etc. </p>
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Fabulous Fabrics

<p>Use images to introduce a stamp-printing lesson with primary students. Observe selected images and discuss. . . </p> <ul><li>What shapes or lines do you see?</li><li>Which fabrics have repeat patterns?</li><li>Which fabrics have alternating patterns?</li><li>What could the fabric be used for?</li></ul><p>Play a sorting game with images printed on cards. Categories for sorting could include stripes, plaid, checkerboard, floral, polka dot, etc.</p> <p>ART MAKING CHALLENGE: </p> <ul><li>Students will stamp print on paper with cardboard edges, stampers, or found objects to create patterns. </li><li>Printed paper will then be cut into clothing for collage self portraits.</li></ul><p></p>
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Habitats and Communities

Animals live in habitats; people live in communities. In what ways are they similar or different?
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