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Art & Creativity

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication

Time Frame:
3 class periods that run 60 minutes each.

Group Size:
Large Groups


 

Summary:
Lesson on how to teach art, stages of art, how to develop creativity, ideas on art activities for children

Main Curriculum Tie:
Early Childhood Education I
Strand 2 Standard 2

Create DAP learning experiences for preschoolers.

Career Connections:

  • Child Care
  • Art Specialist

Materials:
Power point projector, art supplies for art activity day, colored paper for red flower activity, right brain test, and a collection of pictures drawn by children of different ages. Students will decide which stage of art they are in.

Background For Teachers:
It is helpful to be able to read books listed in the bibliography.

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Web Sites

Student Prior Knowledge:
Any classes in art are helpful. Experience working with children and doing art with them.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will take notes on how to teach art; they will determine if they are right or left brained, They will experience the frustration of teacher-directed art and trying to stay in the lines of a coloring book; they will experience different art activities.

Instructional Procedures:
See the lesson plan.

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Assessment Plan:
Quiz on children's art. Sample state test bank questions.

Educators:
Contact resources@uen.org using your education email address if you would like copies of the test / exam for this lesson plan. Be sure to include the Lesson Plan title in your email request.

Bibliography:
Text "Introduction to Early Childhood Education" by J. Brewer, "Considering Children's Art" by B. Engel, "ART Basic for young Children" by L. Lasky & R. Mukerji-Bergeson, "The Colors of Learning" by R. Althouse, last three books can be ordered from www.naeyc.org, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by B. Edwards.

Author:
WENDY CRAPO

Created Date :
Jul 12 2003 20:30 PM

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