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Capturing Light: The Science of Photography (Advanced Level)
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Students create and use pinhole cameras to understand how artists use and manipulate light to capture images in photographs. They shoot and develop photographs made with pinhole cameras. They compare and contrast a nineteenth-century image, photographs taken with a pinhole camera, and pictures created with a digital camera or camera phone.

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Visual Art
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Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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06/10/2019
Capturing Light: The Science of Photography (Beginning Level)
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Students create pinhole cameras to understand that light travels in a straight path. They describe the lines and shapes in a nineteenth-century photograph of a building and then use their pinhole cameras to trace the architecture of their school building.

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Visual Art
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Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
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06/10/2019
Capturing Light: The Science of Photography (Intermediate Level)
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Students create pinhole cameras to learn how artists manipulate light to make photographs. They describe and analyze a nineteenth-century photograph and use their cameras to capture the architecture of their school or other buildings.

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Visual Art
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Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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06/10/2019
Celebration and Satire (Advanced Level)
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Students will compare and contrast different perspectives of the French Revolution as depicted in two works of art. Students will discuss the use of satire and caricature to comment on historical and current events and will create satirical cartoons based on contemporary issues.

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Fine Arts
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Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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06/10/2019
Connecting to Centennial
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Using a "Thirty-Second Look" activity, students will look closely at and describe the painting A Centennial of Independence. The students will read their ideas and note line, shape, and other details. Then students will create a favorite outdoor memory inspired by the painting, using crayons and the elements of art to guide their work. They will also make connections to the theme of "teamwork."

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Visual Art
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Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Environmental Impact
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Students will analyze a 20th century photograph of a Los Angeles landscape, utilizing the principles of design and discussing the message of the work. They will also consider the history of Los Angeles within the broader context of population expansion in U.S. history and write a research paper about the environmental impacts of overpopulation.

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Earth Resources
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Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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06/10/2019
Expressing Emotions through Art Lesson 1 -- Everybody Shows They Care
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This is the first lesson in a sequential unit. Students make connections between their own feelings about caring for something and similar feelings that are expressed in works of art

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Fine Arts
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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06/10/2019
Expressing Emotions through Art Lesson 2 -- Everybody Needs Somebody
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This lesson is part of a sequential unit. Students study works of art that depict two people who care for each other and study how the artists use line, color, shape, and space to convey the sense of a caring relationship. Students then use these principles to create their own drawings of two caring people

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Fine Arts
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Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Date Added:
06/10/2019
Expressing Emotions through Art Lesson 3 -- Everybody Works Together
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This lesson is part of a sequential unit. Students look at works of art that convey the idea of working together and think about how artists use space -- foreground, middle ground, and background -- to communicate this concept. In groups they use their knowledge of space to create a three-dimensional tableau that communicates the concept of working together

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Fine Arts
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Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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06/10/2019
Expressing Emotions through Art Lesson 4 -- Everybody Celebrates
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This lesson is part of a sequential unit. In this lesson we celebrate by creating a hat that expresses the ideas of caring relationships and working together that were explored in this unit.

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Fine Arts
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Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Date Added:
06/10/2019
Fighting Corrosion to Save an Ancient Greek Bronze (Advanced Level)
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Students study an ancient bronze statue, analyze its pose, and discover how conservators remove and prevent corrosion. They learn that the bronze used to make this sculpture is an alloy of copper and tin with small amounts of antimony, lead, iron, silver, nickel, and cobalt. They use the periodic table to research the chemical formulas of compounds used to make bronze. After learning about oxidation-reduction reactions that occurred in the statue, students speculate about the conservation techniques needed to conserve the bronze sculpture.

Subject:
World History
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Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Fighting Corrosion to Save an Ancient Greek Bronze (Beginning Level)
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Students study an object from antiquity that was found in the sea off the coast of Italy in order to understand how conservators remove and prevent corrosion on bronze statues. They derive meaning from analyzing the pose of the statue. Based on what they observe in the sculpture and what they read about the statue, students speculate about how the sculpture was lost at sea.

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World History
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Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Date Added:
06/10/2019
Fighting Corrosion to Save an Ancient Greek Bronze (Intermediate Level)
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Students study an ancient bronze statue, analyze its pose, and discover how conservators remove and prevent corrosion. They learn that the bronze used to make this sculpture is an alloy of copper and tin with small amounts of other elements. They use the periodic table to research the chemical formulas of compounds used to make bronze. Students compare conservation techniques in two ancient bronze objects.

Subject:
World History
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Flawed Democracies, Human Rights (Advanced Level)
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Students will create a timeline outlining various groups' struggles for equal opportunity and create a 30-second radio or video public service announcement (PSA).

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Government and Civics
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Flawed Democracies, Human Rights (Beginning Level)
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Students will analyze shapes and patterns in a photograph, hear stories about people who were forced to move to internment camps because of their ethnicity, and create drawings that tell a story about a young girl's life in an internment camp.

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Government and Civics
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Flawed Democracies, Human Rights (Intermediate Level)
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Students will read primary source documents about the U.S. internment of Japanese Americans following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and will examine various versions of a photograph by Dorothea Lange and explore how cropping can evoke different effects.

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Government and Civics
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Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Historical Context: Discovering a Painting
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Students will work in groups to visually analyze a work of art and then research what was happening in the time period when the work was made. Students will then discuss what impact their research had on their original perceptions. Students will finally be given background information about the work of art and will discuss how their ideas are different or similar to what they read.

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Visual Art
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Imagining China Through Words
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Students will create a drawing from a written description and examine and discuss how European artists from the past created images of China that combined imagination with written descriptions and limited visual imagery.

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History/Social Sciences
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
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06/10/2019
Insect Anatomy and the Scientist as Illustrator (Advanced Level)
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Students study insects depicted in a seventeenth-century drawing. They research winged insects, identifying unique characteristics and those common to all insects. Students closely observe winged insects and create detailed drawings of wings.

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Visual Art
Science
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Insect Anatomy and the Scientist as Illustrator (Beginning Level)
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Students observe live insects and examine insects depicted in a seventeenth-century drawing. They identify the three characteristics of an adult insect: a three-part body (head, thorax, and abdomen), six legs, and antennae. They collect and draw live insects, incorporating a variety of shapes and lines.

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Visual Art
Science
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Date Added:
06/10/2019
Insect Anatomy and the Scientist as Illustrator (Intermediate Level)
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Students observe and study insects depicted in a seventeenth-century drawing. They identify characteristics common to all insects and those unique to particular species. Students research and draw insects, incorporating a variety of lines and shapes and using value to depict three-dimensionality.

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Visual Art
Science
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Land Use and Lawmaking in California (Advanced Level)
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Advanced-level students will examine photographs depicting suburban development; conduct independent research on land use; and design a plan for a utopian, environmentally-friendly housing development in their city.

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History/Social Sciences
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Land Use and Lawmaking in California (Intermediate Level)
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Students will read writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson and discuss the principles of transcendentalism. They will then discuss a landscape photograph by Carleton Watkins and use pinhole cameras to create photographic essays depicting a modern-day environmental issue.

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History/Social Sciences
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Lange & Steinbeck: Pictures and Words
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Students pair Dorothea Lange's photographs with passages from John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath. Students create an oral group presentation and discuss the relationship between the images and text.

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Fine Arts
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Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
The Many Different Sides of War (Advanced Level)
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Students will compare portrayals of individual soldiers to depictions of battle scenes, write two articles representing two different perspectives about a current war, and manipulate a photograph to alter its mood.

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History/Social Sciences
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
The Many Different Sides of War (Intermediate Level)
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Students will compare and contrast artworks depicting different viewpoints about war and will write captions that describe works of art in different media. They will also manipulate the image depicted in a photograph of a war in recent history.

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History/Social Sciences
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Putting a Spin on Current Events (Advanced Level)
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Students will compare propagandistic strategies in artworks to modern-day examples of persuasive techniques and create a propaganda poster for a current political leader.

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History/Social Sciences
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Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Putting a Spin on Current Events (Intermediate Level)
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Students will examine the influence of Greek and Roman mythology on art, discuss strategies of propaganda in an ancient portrait and a 17th-century cabinet, and create a campaign poster for a classroom candidate that uses Greek or Roman iconography.

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History/Social Sciences
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Read All About It !Events and People of the 1930s and 1940s That Shaped California and the Nation
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Make connections between Dorothea Lange's images and the history of the Dust Bowl, the Depression, World War II, and large-scale agriculture in the United States. Students learn about the role of photography in news stories and write their own news story.

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American History
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Revolutionary Europe: Rembrandt and Rubens Painting the Revolution
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Students will learn about the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter Reformation as related events. They will analyze works by the artists Rubens and Rembrandt, and use the artworks to illustrate the divergent beliefs and philosophies of the two movements.

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Visual Art
World History
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Revolutionary Europe: Science & Exploration in the Decorative Arts
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Students will view three works of decorative arts and complete the accompanying activities to better understand the Age of Exploration and the Scientific Revolution, and how these "revolutions" and their discoveries influenced the new European world view.

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Visual Art
World History
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Rocky Observations
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Students will use visual analysis to examine two images of rocks. They will make their own observations of individual rocks through drawing, and understand how the same observation skills can be used in the study of geology.

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Earth and Space Systems
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
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J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Vietnam and the Long-term Effect of War
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Students will examine an image of civilians affected by the Vietnam War. They will research and discuss the reasons the Vietnam War began, why America became involved, and what some of the long-term effects of this war have been

Subject:
American History
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Lesson Plan
Visual Media
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getty Education
Date Added:
06/10/2019