"Abstract Animals" Lesson Plan Descriptive Essay by Gerard

"Abstract Animals" Lesson Plan
This paper evaluates Crayola's website lesson plan database and describes the use of the "Abstract Animals" lesson plan from that site.
# 25868 | 815 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | AU
Published on May 02, 2003 in Art (Education) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Elementary School)

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The author feels that the Crayola' website, which has hundreds of lessons plans for all age groups, can be used almost exclusively as a source of lesson plans, ranging from science to pop art to multicultural and classical art styles. The paper describes the "Abstract Animals" lesson, very fitting for third graders, which teaches kids how to use simple shapes and colors to draw animals and other objects after the style of more modern representational artists. The author uses this lesson plan within a comprehensive interdisciplinary art curriculum that teaches about the relevance of art within its social and historical setting.

From the Paper:

"The third section is called "Directions," and for a change is precisely what it claims to be. The directions for this lesson are, in short, to show the children images of various animals and forms and to use tracing paper to draw simple geometric shapes over the forms. (For example, an elephant's head would be a circle with two large ovals for the ears and a long thin oval for the trunk.) Subsequently these designs are redrawn with marker on construction paper and colored in with chalk."

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