This creative project teaches students about Pointillism, Seurat and colour mixing. It is flexible in length and could be completed as quickly as 1hr 20 mins. If students draw their own Eiffel Tower, or if you include some of the suggestions on the end of the lesson plan, it would be 2 to 3 hrs.
It starts with Students looking at a PowerPoint on Pointillism focusing on Seurat. (9 slides) It includes a script and looks at:
A definition for Pointillism
Seurat & Signac
How the Impressionists influenced them.
Two of Seurats paintings in detail.
Pablo Jurado Ruiz, a contemporary artists who used pointillism today.
How to mix colours using Pointillism.
There is then a worksheet where students can practice mixing colors with dots. This is an attractive worksheet which would look great in a sketchbook or as a display.
Students are then asked to recreate Seurat’s Eiffel Tower. More able pupils will draw the Eiffel Tower. Less able, or younger students, will place their dots over the faint image of the Eiffel Tower.
An extension task is suggested as well as other ideas to extend the project e.g. finding France on a world map and Paris on a France map.
I am always looking to improve my resources, so if you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments box.
This is a 'Great Fire of London' craft project which makes a wonderful display and reinforces learning in a very visual and creative way.
This project includes three cityscapes to print onto black sugar paper, two different sets of flames for students to colour in, a full set of illustrated instructions both as a PDF and a PowerPoint.
It's a simple project but highly effective if you wish to make a fantastic display. This can be a table top display, which I think is the most effective, or can be put on a wall.
Bring the magic of the world of Harry Potter to life in your class room with these Harry Potter sign posts. A fantastic display and stimulus for discussion.
Ministry of Magic
The Leaky Cauldron
The 3 Broomsticks
Read your class the ancient Greek myth of Pandora's box and then ask them to sort the facts into true and false. Wonderful listening skills activity! Great group work!
Included in this resource are:
The Story to Read
Teach either the 8 Point or 4 Point Compass with this bundle.
It includes a presentation to teach your class about the compass. A leaflet in two versions, one for an 8 point compass and one for a 4 point compass. The presentation includes the information your class needs to answer the questions on the leaflet.
There is a step by step guide to construct the leaflet so that it is 3D.
Additionally there is a 'Points of the Compass' sheet to cut up so your class can copy the points of the compass onto their leaflet.
There is a poster to display which helps teach which way is North, South, East and West.
Title and 13 images to create an instance Ancient Greek display. Pictures include a map, coins, clothing, God, mosaic, the Acropolis and more. They are within a plain white PowerPoint presentation so all you have to do is press print!
Teach all about the Compass with this 3D worksheet which makes a wonderful display. There are two versions - one for an 8 point compass and one for a 4 point compass. Both are available as a Word document and PDF.
There is a step by step guide on how to make it, which is very easy, and this has been uploaded as a PDF and as a PowerPoint.
Why not buy this as part of a bundle for only 99p more! You would get a presentation to teach your class about the compass where all the information to answer the questions on this leaflet is included. And more!!! Click on the bundle link to the right.
This interactive PowerPoint generates a sum from the 8 times table every time you click within the circle. This allows you to choose a member from your class, click anywhere in the circle and a question will be revealed for that student.
e.g. 5 x 8, 9 x 8 etc. and also 8 x 9 and 8 x 10.
There is then a 'back button' to return to the circle.
This is a great way to assess learning through questioning.
I have also used this as an extension activity with pairs of students working at the computer and testing each other.
Develop descriptive and creative writing by asking your students to look at the detailed work of Henri Rousseau. This resource includes a lesson plan, and within a presentation an introduction to Rousseau's work. The presentation then gives an example of how to fill in the worksheet.
The worksheet is a metacognition task which asks students to look at the artwork, write what they can see and then what they are 'thinking', 'wondering' or 'feeling'.
A selection of three Rousseau artworks are also within the PowerPoint ready to print off.
A great resource to get your students creatively writing.
To make it clear, this is not a presentation on Rousseau, I'm just using a PowerPoint to hold the activities. The PowerPoint is 6 slides long.
Slide 1: Front Page
Slide 2: Introduction to Rousseau with facts.
Slide 3: A Rousseau artwork to use with the example worksheet to demonstrate what you would like students to do.
Slides 4 - 7 Artworks to print off.
Read your class the ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur and then ask them to sort the facts into true and false. Next ask students to sequence the true facts which gives a summary of the story! They can copy the story into their books.
Wonderful listening skills activity! Great group work! Fab sequencing!
Included in this resource are:
The Story to Read
A useful book review template to use when exploring non fiction. Sections include:
Organisation, Layout & Indexing
To Conclude (What attracted them, did they like it)
A useful worksheet that can be used to review any book. It has been uploaded as a Word Doc so you can edit if you wish. Ask students to rate their books by colouring the pencils.
The worksheet covers: