This unit is designed to get middle school students in an art classroom thinking about the central understanding that all contemporary art is an assemblage of previous artistic influences. Through the creation of an Art History Remix, in which students reimagine and recreate a famous work of art, students explore the essential question: “What makes art original?” In this unit, students conduct in progress critiques of personal artwork and analyze the original artwork of famous artists and peers. Students begin developing the skills necessary to communicate about their own artwork and the artwork of others through both written and spoken word.
Puentes, Andrea, "Art History Remix [6th-8th grade]" (2014). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 282.
Art Critique Sandwich
ArtHuntActivity.pdf (55 kB)
Art Hunt Activity
AssignmentSheet.pdf (4574 kB)
ExampleSlides.pptx (4492 kB)
FactOrFictionActivity.pdf (257 kB)
Fact or Fiction Activity
NumberedHeadsReviewGameSlides.pptx (227 kB)
Numbered Heads Review Game
pre_post-assessment.pdf (4569 kB)
Rubric.pdf (118 kB)
StudentSelfEvaluation.pdf (111 kB)