ERIC Number: ED477330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Magic Words, Magic Brush: The Art of William Butler and Jack Yeats. ArtsEdge Curricula, Lessons and Activities.
This curriculum unit, designed for grades 7-12, integrates various artistic disciplines with geography, history, social studies, media, and technology. This unit on William Butler Yeats, the writer, and Jack Yeats, the painter, seeks to immerse students in a study of the brothers as voices of Ireland and as two of the most renowned artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The unit is dedicated also to helping students see how the outlook of an age controls cultural expression, and how this expression is articulated in similar ways throughout genres of art. To help effect these major goals, focus in the unit is placed on: the impact of geography, place, and family on both William Butler Yeats and Jack Yeats; the influence of personalities of the time period on the two artists; and also, the ways both Yeats align, in philosophical construct and creative expression, with the dynamic changes that occurred during the time period. The 6-lesson unit is designed for use either in its completeness or in such a way that individual lessons can be accessed. It presents an overview; lists equipment and materials needed; discusses standards; and outlines content acquisition, process skills, and strategies. Each lesson provides a detailed, step-by-step instructional plan. Lessons are entitled: (1) Influence of Landscape on William Butler Yeats; (2) Influence of Environment on Jack Yeats; (3) Influences and Change for William and Jack Yeats; (4) Individual Fingerprints: The Mature Years; (5) Sections of Yeats's Poetry Related to His Involvement with the Irish Nationalist Movement; and (6) Jack Yeats: A Few Samplings from the Mature Years. (NKA)
Descriptors: Art Expression, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Poetry, Secondary Education, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Developed Materials, Units of Study
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Endowment for the Arts (NFAH), Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Ireland