The Walters Art Museum


Art Education The Walters Art Museum

Lesson Plans

These lesson plans have been developed by Maryland state teachers who participated in our Revive, Contemplate, and Integrate workshop.

Teachers worked in interdisciplinary pairs to select a work of art from Integrating the Arts, our arts integration website and developed lesson plans based on the object.

Elementary School Lesson Plans

Ancient:

Ancient World Storytelling

Grade Level: Kindergarten
Language Arts, Visual Arts

Students will look at work of art to observe and describe ancient world storytelling of a family, attending to the characters, action, setting. Students will use the same art form (a stele) to tell a story about their family.

ancient-world-storytelling.pdf

Egyptian Symbols: What Story do they Tell?

Grade Level: 3
Language Arts, Visual Arts, Social Studies

Students will demonstrate understanding of the importance of symbols in Egyptian art by creating a symbolic stele using model magic to express personal ideas.?? The students will also write a description of their drawing in order to present a guide to their audience

egyptian-symbols.pdf

Personal Journeys

Grade Level: 5
Language Arts, Visual Arts

Students will create a prayer flag and compose a personal essay in order to express their personal ideas about the life experience of transitioning to middle school.

personal journeys.pdf personal journeys handout.pdf personal journeys handout2.pdf personal journeys handout3.pdf personal journeys handout4.pdf

Dancing with Dionysus

Grade Level 5
Social Studies, Theater, Dance

Students will demonstrate their understanding of the ancient Festival of Dionysus and aspects of Greek culture through dance and theater combined with components of the social studies fifth grade communities unit.??

dancing-with-dionysus.pdf dancing-with-dionysus-handout.pdf

Medieval World:

Interpretations of the Golden Rule

Grade Level: 1
Language Arts, Visual Arts

Students will illustrate their personal connection to the proverb of the Golden Rule.? They will do so through collective brainstorming, examination of the Rhyming Proverbs book from the Walters Art Museum, and personal reflection in creating works of art.

interpretations-of-the-golden-rule.pdf

Who's Your Mama?

Grade Level: 2
Language Arts, Visual Arts

Students will compare works of art and then create a diptych of their family. They will explain, in both writing and verbally, the diptych he/she created.

who's-your-mama.pdf

Personal Coat of Arms

Grade Level: Grade 2
Social Studies, Visual Arts

Students will demonstrate their understanding of how individuals/families share and borrow traditions from other cultures by creating a personal Coat of Arms.

personal-coat-of-arms.pdf

Suit it Up

Grade Level: 3
Language Arts, Visual Arts

Students will create art with texture and describe texture using effective word choice and vivid adjectives.

suit_it_up.pdf suit_it_up_art_rubric.pdf suit_it_up_scoring_guide.pdf suit_it_up_word_choice_rubric.pdf

Warhol Stained Glass

Grade Level: 5
Language Arts, Visual Arts

Students will use the elements of art such as color, line and two principles of design, focus, and unity, in order to create stained glass windows that attempt to persuade the viewer to want their product.

warhol stained glass.pdf warhol-stained-glass-handout.pdf

Our Artistic Heritage

Grade Level: 5
Social Studies, Visual Arts

Students will understand Islamic design by analyzing the "Mecca Tile" from the Walters Art Museum then creating a drawing? of their own meaningful journey and transferring it to a clay tile.

our-artistic-heritage.pdf

Renaissance

Predicting, Creating, and Determining Emotions

Grade Level: 2
Language Arts, Visual Arts

Students will predict and interpret emotions by presenting their own clay figures and poems depicting and describing an emotion.

predicting creating.pdf

Io Helps the Nutcracker tell her Story

Grade Level: 3
Dance, Visual Arts

Students will examine the painting The Myth of Io to understand and identify spatial concepts, which they will apply in a unique interpretation of The Nutcracker story by using visuals and dance.

io-helps-the-nutcracker-tell-his-story.pdf

Middle School Lesson Plans

Ancient World:

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

Grade Level: 6
Social Studies, Visual Arts

Students will demonstrate their understanding of early Egyptian life by creating visual replicas of Egyptian art.

daily-life-in-ancient-egypt.pdf

Clay Stories

Grade Level: 6
Social Studies, Visual Arts

Students will describe ways that people have communicated in the past and the present and recognize how the elements and principles of design are used in works of art in order to make a clay slab with a picture in the style of early Egyptian artists.

clay-stories.pdf

The Death of a Pharaoh

Grade: 6
Social Studies, Visual Arts

Students will learn how art was incorporated and used in the daily life experiences and events of the ancient Egyptian culture (social studies).

the_death_of_a_pharaoh.pdf

Renaissance

Language Beyond Words

Grade Level: Middle School
Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual Arts

After reviewing the historical, social, and cultural themes conveyed in Renaissance and Baroque works of art, students will make a three dimensional clay figure that reflects society today.

language-beyond-words.pdf

Perspective on Pavimenti

Grade Level: 6
Math, Visual Arts

Students will learn how math can be used to understand logical relationships between objects in perspective drawing, by creating drawings based on the provided ratios.

perspective-on-pavimenti.pdf

Philosophy of Life Collage

Grade Level: Middle School
Social Studies, Visual Arts

Students will generalize his/her ability to identify a theme in an artwork and a text and use that to identify a theme in a piece of music or poetry that is personally meaningful to that student.

philosophy-of-life-collage.pdf philosophy_of_life_rubric.pdf

High School Lesson Plans

Monsters

Grade Level: 11
Language Arts, Visual Arts

Students will learn how to identify and use character description, and create a paper monster.

monsters.pdf monsters-rubric.pdf

See it From My Point of View

Grade Level: 10,11
Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual Arts

Students will analyze and discuss unique ways artists use specific elements and principles of composition to express ideas, feelings, and experiences in order to compare and evaluate different perspectives on the same subject.

see-from-my-point-of-view.pdf