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Art Thinking - clever resources to engage and stimulate creative approaches, and genuine informed responses.
Odd One Out -Trees
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Odd One Out -Trees

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A starter activity for students to think outside the box. The nature of the starter means that they may not guess the right answer, it is more important that they ask questions and think of possible answers - a really important life skill. Handy to focus students on as they arrive to any lesson or tutor time. Useful to lead into discussions on trees as symbols, how we mark events such as 9/11
Lock down lesson - Bed
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Lock down lesson - Bed

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A guided activity for art and photography - the power point has examples of artists exploring the subject of the bed as something of personal meaning. This has a set of tasks that builds into a mini set of work - photography, drawing and painting, contextual referencing
Which is the best? Cars
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Which is the best? Cars

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A fun starter to engage boys in particular in discussion - the points in discussion can be directed towards design, comfort, clean etc to prompt the refinement of the definition of "best"
What's the connection? Urination
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What's the connection? Urination

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Advisory notice - this looks at a taboo subject and you'll need a class you feel secure with doing this with. This looks at works of art exploring a taboo subject of urination and includes works by Rembrandt, Brueghel as well as Piss Christ by Andres Serrano and images of women by photographer Sophy Rickett in office dress weeing in the street. It throws up some interesting questions for students to consider though about decency and human behaviour, reference Fundamental British Values, as well as it as a why artists choose it as a subject throughout the history of art
Which is best? Toilets
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Which is best? Toilets

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A starter to engage students in thinking about design, hygiene, and different cultures and conditions around the world. Particularly useful if your students are not particularly well travelled as it provides them with basic ideas of how different life can be
Odd One Out - Alcohol
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Odd One Out - Alcohol

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A starter activity to engage students on arrival. This is a nice one to explore the perception of alcohol and raise awareness of issues, and can prompt some useful discussions with students.
What is the connection? Prison
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What is the connection? Prison

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A starter activity to engage on entry. Really useful not only for students to look at the works but also to through up conversations on the nature of prison and law and order
Look Again
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Look Again

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A starter for a Photography, Art or any lesson where you want students to challenge and question what they think they see, and make them consider why a photograph may be altered. Engages the students on entry and asks them to choose 3 images where there has been argument over whether they are true or not.
Fundamental British Values?
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Fundamental British Values?

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A starter activity that can bring discussion on the nature of British tastes and preferences - with opportunity to challenge ideas on stereotype. You could use it as part of a display also. Has been useful in addressing some of the requirements of Fundamental British Values and can lead into further exploration of martin Parr's photography
Identify the city in the fog
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Identify the city in the fog

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A fun starter to engage and get students in a good mood - 10 cities in the fog for students to identify. Can use this as a starter for any subject, and it has a link with Geography obviously.