**Updated to include the original WORD version of the student response booklet in case you need to make changes.
This weekly lesson plan goes along with the common core curriculum map for 2nd grade: Wild West - George Catlin. It is the Fifth week in my Wild West Unit.
In this weekly lesson plan, students will be learning about the life of George Catlin through a fiction and nonfiction text. They will be observing several paintings by George Catlin and taking an in-depth look at 2 famous paintings. They will also be recreating a painting and writing an informative paper on the life of George Catlin as a culminating activity.
The book titles needed for this lesson are -
A Portrait of Spotted Deer’s Grandfather by Amy Littlesugar (fiction)
The Man Who Painted Indians: George Catlin by Nancy Plain (nonfiction)
Painting the Wild Frontier: The Art And Adventures of George Catlin by Susanna Reich (optional - may need for images)
By the end of the week, they are able to:
explain the life of George Catlin
tell why his contributions are significant
identify at least 2 famous paintings by George Catlin
The Zipped File contains:
The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+I can statements
+Technology Links- including video links
+Detailed plans for the week
+ Artist study booklet for the students to record answers throughout lesson. This booklet was created to be copied front and back. It is formatted in the order that it should be printed and folded.
If you are not interested in creating a booklet, each page can be copied and cut so students can paste in their journals.
No test included .. culminating activity consist of an art activity and an informative writing paper.
The Common Core Standards addressed are:
RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RI.2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
RI.2.7 Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
W.2.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
I have also included the pdf file and the word file of the lesson plan in case you would like to make changes.
Wild West Weekly Lessons:
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Wild West Unit: Fairy Tales Week 2
Wild West Unit:Western Fairy Tales Week 3
Wild West Unit: Ghost Town At Sundown Week 4
Wild West Unit: George Catlin Week 5
Wild West Unit: Cowboys & the Pony Express Week 6
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