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Pocahontas - Recreating the "Baptism of Pocahontas" Painting

Pocahontas - Recreating the "Baptism of Pocahontas" Painting
Pocahontas - Recreating the "Baptism of Pocahontas" Painting
Pocahontas - Recreating the "Baptism of Pocahontas" Painting
Pocahontas - Recreating the "Baptism of Pocahontas" Painting
Pocahontas - Recreating the "Baptism of Pocahontas" Painting
Pocahontas - Recreating the "Baptism of Pocahontas" Painting
Pocahontas - Recreating the "Baptism of Pocahontas" Painting
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Pocahontas - one of the most famous females in U.S. History. John Gadsby Chapman's painting, "Baptism of Pocahontas", can be a great addition to your lesson on Pocahontas and/or the Jamestown colony. This painting not only shows Pocahontas being baptized and having her name changed to Rebecca with John Rolfe standing behind her - it shows her sister looking on in wonder, her uncle looking away, and the change taking place in the early colonization of America. This iconic image will be recreated by some of your students square by square from the grid that has been laid out over Chapman's painting.

I have many students who enjoy drawing and art-related challenges so I created a grid of Chapman's image that gets printed out square by square, cut, and taped to the wall. Students then voluntarily choose which section from the 30 squares of the image they'd like to recreate (it is fun to have teachers participate too!). Even students who don't feel they are great at drawing want to participate by choosing a square that doesn't have a lot of detail. When they show me their completed image I have them cut it out and tape it to the wall in a grid I made of tape.


I have been amazed at how many students volunteered that I've decided to create a whole series of historic images for students to try and recreate so stay tuned for more!

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Everything gets printed on standard 8.5" x 11" paper

1 - "Baptism of Pocahontas" image
1 - 30 numbered squares on image to choose from
1 - Grid
1 - Set of printing instructions
30 - Sections for students to draw (with corresponding number on the back - so 60 total pages, but 30 back-to-back)

I think what I'll do is print out each number, the corresponding section, and a photo of each young artist to tape to the wall next to the finished recreation so others can see who took part in the recreation.

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"Surrender of Lord Cornwallis"
"American Progress"
"Lewis & Clark at the Three Forks"
"American Gothic"

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