All works of art tell a story, from an illustration that represents a specific story in a book, to a portrait that shows a particular person. In this lesson, students will discover both actual and imaginary stories, based on the visual evidence in a work of art.
Recommended Grades: 3rd grade through 5th grade
Length of Video: 10:15
National Core Arts Standards:
VA:Pr6.1.5a: Cite evidence about how an exhibition in a museum or other venue presents ideas and provides information about a specific concept or topic.
VA:Re.7.1.3a: Speculate about processes an artist uses to create a work of art.
VA:Re.7.1.5a: Compare one’s own interpretation of a work of art with the interpretation of others.
VA:Re.7.2.3a: Determine messages communicated by an image.
VA:Re.7.2.4a: Analyze components in visual imagery that convey messages.
VA:Re.7.2.5a: Identify and analyze cultural associations suggested by visual imagery.
VA:Re8.1.3a: Interpret art by analyzing use of media to create subject matter, characteristics of form and mood.
VA:Re8.1.4a: Interpret art by referring to contextual information and analyzing relevant subject matter, characteristic of form and use of media.
VA:Re8.1.5a: Interpret art by analyzing characteristics of form and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.
VA:Cn11.1.3a: Recognize that responses to art change depending on knowledge of the time and place in which it was made.
VA:CN11.1.4a: Through observation, infer information about time, place, and culture in which a work of art was created.