Visual Arts

Spice it Up: Simultaneously Teach Writing, Character, and Art

Today’s post is from our 2014 Arts Express Session by Mary Favro, Character Education Specialist This lesson idea is to teach the core concept of compare and contrast. It recommends that teachers start by discussing works of art and continue by discussing character implications. Throughout this lesson, students will learn to compare and contrast, feel naturally motivated to write, understand stereotyping, and learn more about art and about themselves. Start with Visuals To teach the concept of comparing and contrasting, begin by analyzing two visual images. The images used for this lesson are of African American men holding or playing…