ERIC Number: ED405238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond the Frame: Using Art as a Basis for Interdisciplinary Learning.
Andre, Linda Linnard
This book presents art appreciation lessons to encourage students to see works of art in two ways, as objects that are interesting in themselves and as objects that spark further exploration. Organized with an introduction and 4 sections subdivided into 8 lessons, each lesson, based on an artwork from the Smithsonian Institution's collection, develops logically out of those works that preceded it. However, lessons also stand alone. A fold-out image is provided for every lesson. Each lesson begins with a close look at the aesthetic qualities of the presented art exemplar and gleans visual clues from this image. Further lesson suggestions include role playing, skits, and discussions or debates of social studies topics. Art production activities are given. Sections and lessons presented include "Section I: What's It All About?" with an accompanying lesson based on the image "Double Portrait of the Artist in Time" (Helen Lundeberg). "Section II: Extending the Frame" offers lessons on images using "First Row Orchestra" (Edward Hopper) and "Modern Painting with Clef" (Roy Lichtenstein). "Section III: "Two Women Who Shaped History" has lessons related to the images of "Rosa Parks" (Marshall D. Rumbaugh) and "Frances Perkins" (William Henry Cotton). Lessons in "Section IV: Objects Honoring Three Men" examine "Painting No. 47, Berlin" (Marsden Hartley); "Ritual Food Serving Vessel (Jing Gui)" (Unknown Chinese Bronze Workers); and "Male Beaded Figure" (Bamum Peoples of Cameroon). The document concludes with acknowledgments and a list of sources. (MM)
Descriptors: Art, Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History, Chinese Culture, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Studies, Visual Arts, World War I
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, A & I 1163/ MRC 402, Washington, DC 20560.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Identifiers - Location: Cameroon; Germany