Museum-Generated Lesson Plans
The Museum's Education Department has created a series of lesson plans to help introduce art into the classroom. The following lesson plans have been designed to help educators create elaborate classroom activities that will enhance their students’ understanding of objects at The San Diego Museum of Art. They have been designed to be adaptable to any age group, can be developed from inexpensive materials, and are easy to integrate into a variety of disciplines.
The lessons presented here can be explored solely in the classroom but are best supported with an accompanying field trip to the Museum, and can be used as a resource both before and after the set visit. Through these lessons, students will be introduced to works of art on view in the galleries, representing a wide array of artistic mediums, styles, and cultures that are most fully experienced in person and through the accompanying projects.
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- The Art of Music - Rythm in Color-form Vibrations Lesson Plan, October 2015
- Educators Art Fair Fall 2014 How-To Guide
- Educators Art Fair Spring 2014 How-To Guide
- Educators Art Fair Fall 2012 How-To Guide
- Educators Art Fair Spring 2012 How-To Guide
- Educators Art Fair Fall 2010 How-To Guide
- Educators Art Fair Spring 2010 How-To Guide
- Alexander Calder-Inspired Wire Sculpture Lesson Plan October 2009
- Atmospheric Perspective Painting Lesson Plan February 2008
- Kimono-Inspired Landscape Collage Lesson Plan November 2008
- Tapa-Inspired Pattern Painting Lesson Plan January 2009
- Textured Landscape Art Lesson Plan February 2008
- Landscape Poetry Painting Lesson Plan November 2008
- Poe-Inspired Print Lesson Plan November 2008
- Split Self Portrait Lesson Plan November 2008
- Storybook Shadow Puppets Lesson Plan November 2008