ERIC Number: ED455514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
I've Just Seen a Face: Portraits. [Lesson Plan].
National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Image has always been important to the powerful. Their portraits have traditionally been designed to impress people with the gravity of the subject, but changing sensibilities and media have tended to introduce more intimacy and spontaneity. Creating visual and literary representations of people has proved to be an enduring human activity. This EDSITEment lesson helps students examine this compulsion to capture the human in image and words. The lesson plan contains guiding questions and material on how to prepare to teach the lesson. It also contains suggested activities for these lessons: Lesson 1: Portraits of Children: Developing Criteria; Lesson 2: Status Portraits: Using the Criteria; Lesson 3: American Portraits in History: Using the Criteria; Lesson 4: Portraits in Pictures and Words; Lesson 5: Subjects and Their Work; Lesson 6: Self-Portraits; and Extending the Lesson. The lesson plan provides detailed information and ideas for teaching each lesson; cites learning objectives; gives appropriate grade levels and approximate length of time required for each lesson; and outlines national standards for social studies, arts, and language arts covered in the lessons. (Lists 7 recommended readings for younger readers, and 18 related Internet links.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Enrichment, Descriptive Writing, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Photographs, Portraiture, Student Educational Objectives, United States History, Visual Learning
For full text: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lessonplans.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.