ERIC Number: ED391771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Japan: Images and Words. An Interdisciplinary Unit for Sixth-Grade Art and Language Arts Classes.
Lyons, Nancy Hague; Ridley, Sarah
This packet, written for teachers of sixth-grade art and language arts courses, is designed to inspire creative expression in words and images through an appreciation for Japanese art. The selection of paintings presented are from the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution. The interdisciplinary approach, combines art and language arts. Lessons may be presented independently or together as a unit. Six images of art are provided as prints, slides, and in black and white photographic reproductions. Handouts for student use and a teacher's lesson guide also are included. Lessons begin with an anticipatory set designed to help students begin thinking about issues that will be discussed. A motivational activity, a development section, closure, and follow-up activities are given for each lesson. Background information is provided at the end of each lesson. The three lessons are: (1) "Learning from Paintings: Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?"; (2) "Making Paintings: Pictures and Writing"; and (3) "Reading Paintings: Painting Stories." Lists of recommended books and resources conclude the materials. (MM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Art, Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Japanese Culture, Language Arts, Painting (Visual Arts), Visual Arts
Education Department, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560 ($24 plus $4.50 shipping and handling; packet includes six color slides and six color prints).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Identifiers - Location: Japan