Visual Art

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.



Arts in My Classroom, FUSD Cohort 7, grade 2

I taught my students about the VAPA frameworks using puppets. 

By Jennifer Coull, FCOE 2014

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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: Symmetry of a Butterfly, Grade K

Students use paint to show bilateral symmetry by creating butterflies.

Created by Jennifer Graveline and Paula Zaninovich, Fremont Elementary



Arts Every Day: The Art Lesson, Grade 2

Integrated Outcome: Students will be able to replicate a drawing from the story "The Art Lesson" from Theme 6 of HM. Students can also write about Tommy's feelings throughout the story.

Test used: Reading Anthology 2.2 second grade

Lesson written by: Maria S. Cortez 2nd grade teacher

Before reading the story, you can make a K-W-H-L chart with the students, ask text dependent questions after reading the story.

You can also plan a fieldtrip to a museum after reading the story and after talking about art and artists.


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Arts Every Day: Narrative Reading - Upside Down Day

Children pantomimed the story "Upside Down Day" while I read it aloud.

Written by: Andrea Castro, Plainsburg Assests Program, Merced

Arts Every Day: Zeus

Written by Cynthia Cassady and Amber Spielman Merced Ca

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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.

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Arts Every Day: Plant Perfect

What are the parts of plants and what jobs do they do?

Written by Megan Camarda and Cindi Ragus from Le Grand Elementary, April 2014

Learn Vocabulary:  pantomime, tableau, monologue, line, shape, medium

Learn plant parts, plant stages, and job of each plant part.

Performance art (PA) :Create and perform a scene that includes a pantomime, tableau, and monologue explaining the plant parts and the jobs.

Visual art (VA): Create a pictorial showing the stages of plant growth, and label the plant parts. Present pictorial to the group.

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