It’s Saturday, February 15, 2014, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 6 and up (Grades 1-12, approximately, with parental supervision)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States. With its ever changing exhibitions, tour the latest and greatest collections in the galleries online for free as well as find valuable educational resources to expand your art studies.
To aid you in your exploration there are wonderful Educator Resources that include interesting lesson plans and curriculum resources.
When you arrive on the “Find an Educator Resource” page you will see a timeline with images of the works of art that have available lesson plans. Easily navigate through the time periods ranging from 2000 BC to 2000 AD. Further narrow your search criteria by choosing any combination of “Subject area”, “Grade”, “Collection area”, and/or “Theme”. Once you have refined your search, click on the image of interest and find the links to the lesson plan and/or curriculum resource.
Rather find a lesson by geographical location? The Museum website has that covered too. Select the “Map” tab and then hover over a map pinpoint to view the work of art with an associated lesson plan. Click the picture of the artwork to expand the information and reach the link for the lesson plan.
Lesson plans follow the same basic format:
- Image of featured work of art along with related information
- National Standards
- Questions for Viewing
- Related Object which includes links to those items in the online exhibits
The Curriculum Resource links provide more information about the artwork being studied with even more links on each page to other relevant pages on the website. You decide how deep you want to dig into your study.
This is a huge website with new and exciting discoveries every time you visit. These lesson plans help expand your understanding and enjoyment of art in all its forms.