Art History of the Week Interactive Burrito Book High School Visual Arts Lessons

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Art Teacher Diaries
Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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Art Teacher Diaries


Make learning about art history more fun and engaging by having an art history of the week! Geared towards secondary level students such as high school and middle school, this download includes everything you need to teach a semester (or 18 weeks) worth of art history movements & styles. Each art history movement takes approximately 10-20 minutes to teach, depending on which video links you decide to use. Integrate art history mini lessons quickly and effectively without boring your students!

Use the Burrito book template so each student can make their own art history "sketchbook" and all you need are scissors! Not sure how to make a burrito book? The template comes with pre-marked dashed lines for cutting and instructions with images in the powerpoint slideshow. Each page of the burrito book is dedicated to a different art movement. Students must write down the time period, art movement name, a definition in their own words, how the elements/principles are used in the example artwork, 3 characteristics of that art movement, and 2 things they learned from the video. The image examples are glued to create interactive flaps that make studying the art movements even more fun. This entire product took over 30 hours of work to complete, so save yourself some time & use this one!

View the preview to see a part of the power point slideshow presentation along with video links!

The powerpoint includes instructions, 3 slides for each art history movement or style, a minimum of 6 images pertaining to the movement or style, and 3-5 video links for each art movement. Some slides contain animated gifs to make it more fun & engaging! 18 art movements and styles are represented.

What Art Movements or Styles are Included?
Prehistoric Art
Ancient Egyptian Art
Ancient Greek Art
Ancient Roman Art
Mayan Art
Medieval Art
Renaissance Art
Baroque/Rococo Art
Neoclassical Art
Japanese Edo Period Art
Abstract-Expressionist Art
Art Deco
Pop Art
Environmental Art

What is Included?
-67 page powerpoint slideshow with instructions & slides (.pptx)
-Full color Image example tabs in packet form to glue into the burrito book (.docx & .pdf)
-Burrito book template (.pub & .pdf)
-Final exam (.docx & .pdf) Use as a summative assessment at the end of the semester!

Materials Required:
-Glue or glue sticks

What You Need to Do:
Before teaching from the power point, please review all content. There is some art-related nudity in a few slides & video links. Keep in mind that these slides are intended for secondary level students. Feel free to make any changes to suit your needs & school policies.
1. Print the burrito book double-sided. One copy for each student.
2. Print the image examples packet in full color single-sided. One copy for each student. Stapling these makes it easier for students to keep track!
3. Instruct students on how to construct the burrito book (instructions are in the power point).
4. Instruct students on how to cut out image examples & glue to each page of the burrito book. Make sure to model to students on how to fill out each page about the art movement.
Total Pages
80 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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