This is a fully integrated, highly engaging unit, inspired by Alexander Calder’s life and art! Activities are differentiated and incorporate ELA (reading, writing, phonics, language), math, technology, social studies, music, and art! You will find everything you need to implement this study, including detailed lesson plans, SMARTBoard Notebooks, printables, teacher preparation guidelines, student directions, an innovative assessment, and specific tools for differentiating. There are many opportunities for children to respond through art as part of their academic learning. This creative curriculum will motivate and meet the needs of all learners!
This unit includes:
•A PowerPoint slideshow complete with rich discussion notes and a biography reference to introduce this artist to your class!
•123 pages of integrated and exciting learning activities, detailed lesson plans, differentiation guidelines, and printables!
•4 SMARTBoard activities (printables also included if you do not have access to a SmartBoard or also want to print out activities)
•A scrapbook page activity to assess children’s understanding of the artist and the art
•Detailed plans on how to implement a complete artist study unit and culminate with your own "Night at the Museum" celebration
•Learn About the Artist Literature Time
•Alexander Calder PowerPoint Slideshow
•Create a Circus Act Alexander Calder Style! A Writing, Presentation, and Art Activity
•Alexander Calder Compound Word Standing Mobiles
•Alexander Calder Problem-Solving Syllable Mobiles
•Build a Circus: ELA and Construction Activity
•Calder Couplet Poetry
•Balance Equations with Alexander Calder
•Essential Detail Math Story Problems About Alexander Calder
•Balanced Equation Circus Trains: An Alexander Calder Connection
•How To Teach Kids About Timelines
•Alexander Calder Timeline
•Alexander Calder Technology Project
•Alexander Calder Art Studio
•Alexander Calder Scrapbook
Use this study on its own, or combine it with our other Artist Studies for a rich, integrated Artist Biography Unit. A Bundle of 3 Artist Studies, including this one is available at:
Link-Artist Bundle-3 Complete Integrated Units: Michelangelo, Monet, and Calder
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