Celebrate the intriguing glass art of Dale Chihuly through colorful, hands-on art extension activities and investigative research. Increase brainstorming, planning, and creativity in your students through a variety of lessons. This concept-based unit was designed for 3rd and 4th grade gifted education students, but can easily be adapted for 3rd - 6th graders.
Included in this concept-based unit:
*Essential concept and essential questions
*Questions to guide student research
*"We Wonder Web" for pre-planning research
*Lesson plans to increase thinking skills: brainstorming, planning, research, organization, creativity
*Art extension activities inspired by Chihuly: Ikebana, Macchia, Chandeliers, Mini-chandeliers, Niijima Floats, Seaforms, Paintings, even "Chihuly-inspired" shoes
*Step-by-step guide for each art activity with supply list
*Photographs of my students and their projects (creating art and displaying art)
*Basic facts to motivate student research
*Technology Connection ideas for research presentation tools
*Guide for hosting the event "Night at the Museum: Chihuly and our Class" complete with parent letter, invitation to event, how to host, and photographs of ideas for displays
Come and create colorful masterpieces inspired by Chihuly! Share your knowledge and creativity with family and friends at "Night at the Museum: Chihuly and our Class" event! Students will improve thinking skills, build friendships, make memories, all while learning to appreciate the work of Dale Chihuly.