Museum Rule!, KQED Arts

Watch a video about proper behavior at a museum

Fibonacci Sequence Kinetic Sculpture


 Fibonacci Fun

Learning structure:


 Teacher Will: Introduce Alexander Calder & Fibonacci Sequence. She will explain that after they students learn about this new topic, they will create a try-it to show their understanding of balance. They will also use this information on their next project.



Spoken Word: Creating a Collaborative Poem

Using reader’s theatre, students will perform a collaborative poem that demonstrates their understanding of composition in painting and in writing. 

This lesson was presented by Jennifer Coull, [email protected] at the FCOE Summer Academy, July 31, 2014.


Communication Round

This exercise is especially good for younger students practicing social skills or for English Learners of all ages.  Before I begin the lesson, it is important that the lesson should be demonstrated by using complete sentences for the questions and response.

- Set up students in a large circle (teachers can have a song cue that could put them in a specific order)

-Have students call out either X's or O's. Match each X, with the O on the inside.

-You will have one outer circle and one inner circle, X on outside O on inside.


Arts Every Day: Holes and Cubism, Grade 5

Students demonstrated their understanding of cubism, geometry, and Holes through a book club packet, and a cubism portrait with a writing piece based on a four point rubric.

Students first build skills through the 7 elements of Arts Journals from the AED binder alternating with a "Book Club" reading, writing, listening and speaking packet process, and then have the final culminating assessment of their understanding through integrating cubism, geometry (math unit), and writing piece.


Arts Every Day: Zeus

Written by Cynthia Cassady and Amber Spielman Merced Ca

Lesson Plan Attachment: 

Zeus by Cynthia Cassady and Amber Spielman Merced CA

This two-week unit starts off with questions to access student background information on Zeus.  Students will build on their knowledge of ancient Greece, and explore the different portrayals of the god Zeus.  They have the opportunity to view different depictions of Zeus, learn about him in web based articles, listen to myths written about him, and create original artwork, and charts.  After reading and discussing the character traits of Zeus, students will write an argumentative piece supporting their claim on the best artist rendition of Zeus.

Lesson Plan Attachment: 

Arts Every Day: Recycle, Retool, Repurpose Contest, Merced

This project is designed for an afterschool program that is grades 1st - 5th.  It was designed to incorporate our monthly theme of Recycling.


*Additional materials will be uploaded soon.  

Arts Every Day: Tuck Everlasting

Integrated Outcome:After Reading tuck Everlasting, the students will be able to Define Access and Determine if we all have Access  to everything we want.They will also Visually Represent the central Ideas From  the  Book Tuck Everlasting  and provide a summary of the Text. 

Text Used: Tuck Everlasting.

Lesson Written By: Leslie De Ochoa

This unit can be used for any literature book. 



Lesson Plan Attachment: 
Syndicate content