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Michalopoulos Lesson Plan

This guide is intended for use in conjunction with a Museum visit and tour of Waltzing the Muse: The Paintings of James Michalopoulos and as a tool to extend the experience after the tour. The tour experience in this guide aligns with Common Core Standards and National Core Standards for the Arts. In concurrence with the exhibition lesson plan, please use any of the below photos in your classroom by clicking and dragging them on to your desktop.

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Common Core Lesson Plans

Developed to address Common Core Curriculum standards for K-12 students, as well as Louisiana Arts Benchmarks and Standards, the lesson plans below are intended to be used in tandem with a museum tour.

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Clementine Hunter Pre/Post Tour Resource Packet:

This resource packet includes biographical information about the artist, discussion prompts and two visual arts lesson plans for students engaging with the work of Clementine Hunter.

Clementine Hunter Lesson Plan

Literacy and Landscapes Resource Packet:

This resource packet is intended for students in grades 6-12. Students will become familiar with landscape painting, different methods of creative writing, and the collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Literacy and Landscape Lesson Plan

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Resource Packet:

In Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, the Newberry award-winning book by Mildred D. Taylor, students get a first-hand look at life in rural Mississippi in the 1930s. Issues of racism, prejudice, and the institutions that support them are survived by the narrator’s developing sense of family and love of the land in the. Likewise, art in the collection of the Ogden Museum explores many of the same issues and themes. Here, visual art makes powerful connections to literature and the larger social implications that allow contemporary students to meaningfully explore another place and time in American history and connect history to their own lives.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Lesson Plan