Teacher Resources MMoCA Collects

Lesson Plans

The lesson plans included here were written and tested by a team of subject specialists. These experienced educators were invited to select works of art in MMoCA Collects as the basis for lessons in art, language arts, life science, mathematics, music, history, and technology. Examples of their students' work are illustrated at the end of each lesson to demonstrate potential outcomes.

LESSON PLAN

Grade Level

Curriculum Connections

Deborah Butterfield: Birds from Found Objects

Elementary, middle

Art, life science

Ed Paschke: Art Icon Collage

Any level; piloted for grades 3-5

Art, art history, social studies, technology

Ellsworth Kelly: Abstract Pictures

Primary, grades 1-2

Art, math, technology

Hollis Sigler: A Moment When My Life Changed

Any level; piloted for 4th grade

Art, language arts, art therapy

Jin Soo Kim: Recycled Tree

Elementary, middle

Art, science

Jin Soo Kim: Sculpture from Found Objects

7–12

Language arts, mathmatics, history

Joseph Raffael: Describing a Lizard

Primary, grades 1-2

Art, language arts, science

Joseph Raffael: Mosaic Alligator

Elementary, middle

Art, life science

Joseph Raffael: Tree in Spring

Elementary, middle

Art, life science

Roger Brown: Geometric Paintings

Primary, grades 1-2

Art, mathematics

Romare Bearden: Collage Rythms

All grade levels

Art, history, language arts, music

Romare Bearden: Collage, Poetry and Music

Any level; piloted for 4th grade

Art, music, language arts

Roy Lichtenstein: What is Popular? Self-portraits

All grade levels

Art, social studies, language arts

Sonya Clark: Self-portrait Hats

Primary, grades 1-2

Art, social studies

Todd Hido: A Sense of Place

All grade levels

Art, geography, language arts, social studies