This art curriculum unit is based around the question: What makes us special? It explores the life and influence of Henri de Tolouse-Lautrec, famous for his lithographs of iconic figures from his time constructed so that they were recognizable, but generally partially concealed, a tactic used by many marketers and graphic artists today. The unit looks at contemporary examples of this technique, and culminates in students creating their own piece in this style.
The unit includes lessons constructed around 3 basic concepts: art history, connections to contemporary art, and studio/student creation. The three lesson plans included are intended to be broken up depending on your school and classroom schedule, but I anticipate the unit will take about a week if around 45 minutes per day are dedicated to it. Being a ready-to-go unit with scripting as necessary, this would be a great unit to put in your emergency substitute plans.
The following resources make up this ready-to-go unit bundle:
- Three complete lesson plans (connected to national standards, also include vocabulary, objectives, culminating project, fast finisher activities, etc.)
- Necessary PowerPoints for lessons 1 & 2 (lesson 2 PPTs included in both black and white for easy printing if you choose to do so as described in the lesson plan)
- Unit self-evaluation & assessment