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A Simulation of the Creation of a Community Museum

Students study Impressionism, Realism, Renaissance art, and more. The fictional Mona Pizarro has died and left arrangements to fund a museum if students can complete certain individual and group projects. Projects focus on artists and their work, and periods in art history. Individuals also create artwork representative of the five major periods as well as pieces of three-dimensional art that correlate with museum sections. By brainstorming, groups problem-solve typical quandaries that museums face. Working cooperatively, they prepare an oral presentation, which other groups critique, and offer suggestions for improvement. Parents may be invited to view student work on a guided tour of the classroom museum. Different timing options are suggested. Grades 4–10. Interact.

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Common Core correlations, Grades 4–6

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INT984-WBINT 9781573360975 Simulation $59.95
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