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3.1.4 What are the Important Natural Characteristics of Michigan?

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In this lesson students continue their study of the important natural (physical) characteristics of Michigan by exploring vegetation and climate. They begin by analyzing special purpose maps of forests and orchards. Next they are introduced to the concept of climate, connecting to science topics of weather and seasons from previous grades. In addition, they briefly explore the impact of the Great Lakes on climate. The lesson also includes a chart reading activity dealing with Michigan state symbols.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment

Authors: GIANTS, MC3, Michigan Open Book, Monique Coulman

Name Tangles

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Name TanglesA Copyrighted Activity Re-Posted with Permission from Cheryl Trowbridgewww.teachkidsart.netZentangle® is an art form developed by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. Zentangle®, per their website, www.zentangle.com, is “an easy to learn method for creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Zentangles® are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art created through structured patterns. Creating a Zentangle® is known as tangling and a tangle is a single pattern. Visit Pinterest to see how to create a wide variety of patterns or consider purchasing one of several books available on the subject: Pattern Play: A Zentangle® Creativity Boost by Cris Letourneau, Zen Doodle: Tons of Tangles by Tonia Jenny, Drawing: Drawing Art for Beginners: Doodle Patterns and Shapes by Meredith Graham, Design Originals, Joy of Zentangle® by Marie Browning, and The Art of Zentangle®: 50 Inspiring Ideas for the Meditative Artist by Bremner, Brunell, and Raile. Objectives:The participants will:1. Learn about the “doodling with purpose” art form known as Zentangle®2. Incorporate the art elements of line, pattern, color and positive and negative space in creating artAudiences:This activity is suitable for any age. Zentangles® are an enjoyable and relaxation tool for everyone.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan

Author: NDE Digital Learning

Works on Paper: Julie Chen

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SPARK watches book artist Julie Chen work in her print shop, Flying Fish Press as she and her assistant, Mary Chadwick create up to 100 editions of a book each year. This Educator Guides explores the history of the book from scrolls through the contemporary artists book.

Material Type: Lecture, Lesson Plan

Telling Stories: Larry Reed

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Master storyteller Larry Reed is dedicated to the study and practice of the ancient Balinese art of shadow puppetry. This Educator Guide explores the history of Balinese shadowpuppetry, Wayang Kulit and Reed's innovations.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Transplanting a Tradition: Li Huayi

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Li Huayi, a painter of propaganda posters during the Cultural Revolution, reinvigorate the centuries-old tradition of Chinese landscape painting with his own, wholly contemporary vision. This Educator Guide explores the Chinese Cultural Revolution and Landscape Painting as well as contemporary painting.

Material Type: Lecture, Lesson Plan

Art Appreciation

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This course is particularly focused on helping you develop visual literacy skills, but all the college courses you take are to some degree about information literacy. Visual literacy is really just a specialized type of information literacy. The skills you acquire in this course will help you become an effective researcher in other fields, as well.

Material Type: Full Course, Textbook

Digital Photography Model

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Photography, as a nonverbal language, allows students to increase their visual perception and provides a medium for creative expression. The history of photography will be evaluated in the context of historical, social, cultural and artistic developments. Students learn to understand the artistic qualities of the photographic medium while acquiring the techniques for utilizing photography for expressive purposes. Instruction includes studio and field techniques, photojournalism, fashion photography, and commercial, portrait, scientific, nature, wildlife and sports photography. In producing their own works and by studying the photographs of others, students will develop a base for making informed aesthetic judgments. Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards which include basic academic skills, communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, workplace safety, and technology and employment literacy.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson Plan

Graphic Arts Technology Model

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A course in Graphic Arts Technology provides students with an understanding of the processes and systems common to careers in publishing, printing, and other forms of media distribution. Representative topics include graphic design concepts; art and copy preparation; image generation and editing; desktop publishing; on-demand publishing; school yearbook and magazine layout; advertising and promotion; printing technology; binding and finishing; and screen printing.Students will be committed to lifelong learning as they grow individually, participate in groups, think analytically, create artistic products, and contribute to production of a major project. Students will learn illustration design software such as Adobe Illustrator, photo editing software such as Adobe Photoshop, and page layout software such as Adobe InDesign to create projects that will be printed in traditional and digital formats.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson Plan

Shaken and Stirred: Scott Snibbe

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SPARK follows Scott Snibbe at work on an installation piece Blow Up at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and through his studio as he discusses his installation, interactive, and net art projects and some of the ideas underlying them. This Educator Guide is about the digital and new media art and the historic interplay between art and science and technology.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Paint x 3: Robert Bechtle

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American Photorealist painter Robert Bechtle prepares for a retrospective exhibit of his work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. This Educator Guide address the history and evolution of photorealism in painting.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Introduction to the Visual Arts, Spring 2007

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Introduction to artistic practice and aesthetic analysis through studio work and lectures. Students communicate ideas and experiences through various media such as sculpture, installation, performance, and video. Projects evolve through stages of conceptual and material development to final presentation. Lectures, visiting artist presentations, field trips, and readings supplement studio practice, providing an index to the historical, cultural, and environmental forces that affect both development of artistic vision and reception of works of art.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Zane, Joe

Elevating the Everyday: Richard Shaw

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SPARK visits ceramicist Richard Shaw in his Fairfax studio as he scrambles to finish work for an upcoming one-person gallery show. This Educator Guide traces the history of the trompe l'oeil technique in art up through the Bay Area movement of realism in ceramics.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Ancient Art and Civilizations Unit

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Students will learn about ancient art and civilizations including ancient Rome, Greece, China, Egypt, other various regions of Africa, Native North America, Polynesia, and Native Central/South America. In groups, the students will research one of the cultures, create a google presentation, and then present their culture to the class. During the research and presentation process, students will be working on Chromebooks in the classroom. One major resource that the students will use is Khan Academy. Students will also apply their knowledge of ancient art to create a clay project inspired by a civilization of their choice.

Material Type: Unit of Study

Author: Kaylee Hammond

Book 5, Music Across Classrooms: Visual Arts. Chapter 4, Lesson 1: Drawing To Music

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In this lesson, students explore the principles of synesthesia through drawing to music. By viewing and analyzing artwork based on multi sensory perception, students will become aware of the role of the senses in art, and how sensory stimulation such as listening to music can be used as a tool for inspiration. Guided by a handout outlining the basic elements and principles of art, students will engage in active discussions about how sensory perceptions can be interpreted through color, line, and form. They will then apply these reflections on their own artistic work.

Material Type: Full Course