This is a fully integrated, highly engaging unit, inspired by Andy Goldsworthy’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!
•91 pages of integrated and exciting learning activities, detailed lesson plans, differentiation guidelines, and printables!
•2 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
•Andy Goldsworthy PowerPoint Slideshow
•Andy Goldsworthy Land Art Special Writing and Art Project
•Andy Goldsworthy Inspired Father’s Day Card
•Andy Goldsworthy Phonics: Using oi/oy
•Andy Goldsworthy Acrostic Poetry
•How to Teach Kids About Timelines
•Andy Goldsworthy Timeline
•Andy Goldsworthy Technology Project
•Andy Goldsworthy Scrapbook
Learning experiences are directly correlated with the ELA and Math Common Core State Standards. The specific standards are listed under each individual lesson plan.
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: O'Keeffe, Degas, and Goldsworthy
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Artist Biography Unit:
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Artist Studies, and Artist Bundles about the following artists: Michelangelo, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Andy Goldsworthy.