• Caribou on the Tundra
    Caribou Students learn about the habits and habitat of caribou and their relationship to Athabascan people. They draw lichen growing on the tundra using layers of land to show perspective. Tissue paper and watercolor paint embellish the caribou on the tundra collage.

     
     
    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • discuss the flora of the tundra, the caribou that need the food it provides, and the Athabascan people who use the caribou for food, clothing and shelter.
    • recognize the visual differences of the three layers of land--foreground, middle ground and background.
    • practice drawing the tundra foreground flora, making plants large and detailed because they are near.
    • draw the caribou while carefully observing contour line and shapes.
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    Puppets and Jim Henson

    Puppet Students develop their very own puppet characters using ideas from puppeteer, Jim Henson. They learn the difference between marionettes, puppets, and muppets. Construction paper is used to create a puppet with a moveable mouth.

    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • learn about Jim Henson, a puppeteer and creator of the muppets.
    • learn the difference between a marionette, a puppet, and a muppet.
    • practice folding skills as they make the puppet head with 3D parts.


     
     

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     Alaska Animals and Franz Marc

    Fish Students study the animal paintings of Franz Marc, a German painter. They look for simple shapes in the animals that he painted, and also in the Alaskan animals that they will draw. Each student makes one animal pattern and traces it to make a group of animals. They design their art using overlapping animals and warm, cool and neutral colors.

    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • name the animals, colors and shapes they see in the Franz Marc paintings.
    • name and draw the simple geometric shapes they find in their animal.
    • demonstrate near and far by overlapping the repeated animal shapes.
    • name and use the warm colors, cool colors and the neutral colors as color is added to the animals and the background.
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    Raven Sculptures

    Raven Students learn about Alaskan Aleut sculptor John Hoover and study two of his raven sculptures, looking for shape and texture. After learning interesting scientific facts about ravens, they draw and cut out raven sculpture mobiles.


    Objectives and assessment criteria

    Students will:
    • look at the 3D sculptures of John Hoover to find shapes and texture.
    • draw a raven using guided drawing and some measuring estimation.
    • create texture on the raven by folding and cutting slanted lines on the wing and tail.
    • transform a 2D drawing into a 3D hanging mobile sculpture.
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