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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.

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ArtCritiqueSandwich.pdf (125 kB)
Art Critique Sandwich

ArtHuntActivity.pdf (55 kB)
Art Hunt Activity

AssignmentSheet.pdf (4574 kB)
Assignment Sheet

ExampleSlides.pptx (4492 kB)
Example Slides

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)
Student Self-Evaluation

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