Art History Skits - Great end-of-the-year engaging project!
Getting kids excited about art history can be a challenging task, especially for the 5th-12th grade age group. Very often, art teachers unintentionally use learning art history as a form of punishment for poorly behaving classes.
““You can’t behave?!
Then pull out your art history textbook and turn to page 50!!”
So it’s not surprising when you hear moans and groans about having to learn about art and artists from the past.
The purpose of this lesson is to present learning art history in a more fun and engaging way for students by allowing them the opportunity to research, collaborate, design, script-write, and ultimately perform an art history skit to the rest of their class.
Not only does this provide a more interactive vehicle for student learning, but it also provides an excellent opportunity for teachers to assess their students.
Yay for social studies and writing integration! :)
The recommended length of this project is at least 5 class periods.
In the following package you will find directions for teaching the project, research resource ideas, a worksheet for recording and organizing artist research, a script pre-writing worksheet, a worksheet for students to record what they learned during other group’s presentations, and a peer-grading sheet to determine collaborative efforts on the part of fellow group-members.
**PLEASE NOTE: This package does NOT include any pre-written scripts!
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