Common Core Connections
Each month we will add a new activity which links a Walters' work to the Common Core Standards. Check out these ideas and bring the Walters to your classroom.
Challenged when trying to integrate math and art? This activity encourages students to calculate how to draw patterns on an ancient Greek vase.Download "Precise Patterns" »
What was the news like in 1848? Download this activity, which examines the painting Politics in an Oyster House by Richard Caton Woodville. After conducting research and examining the painting Politics in an Oyster House, students will write an article for a 19th-century newspaper. Students will develop their topic with facts, definitions, concrete details and other examples related to the image and the time period.Download "Read all about it!" »
Stories can be examined from many perspectives. Download this activity, which tells the story of the painting An Accident by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret, 1879. Students will read a story from the perspective of the hurt child in the painting. Using their creativity and analytic skills, they will construct their own story from the perspective of a character in the painting.Download "From Your Point of View" »
Who doesn't love a good story? Download this activity and use your imagination to discover what happened before, during and after this scene.Download "What's the Drama All About?" »
When the Walters Family purchased this painting in 1902 it looked very different than it does today. The child in the painting wasn’t there. Download this activity and discover the secrets behind the painting while making links to the Common Core Standards for Reading.Download "Who is this Little Girl?" »
Download this science, language arts and visual arts integrated activity to reveal the mysteries behind this Renaissance painting. Students will use the skills of the Integration of Knowledge and Ideas while learning about conservation in an art museum.Download "Restoration or Destruction" »