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Reading Art

Reading Art Elementary

Objective: Use evidence-based, critical thinking strategies to explore different works of art.

This virtual lesson is a modified version of the in-class Reading Art Lesson.

Lesson Plan |  Lesson Demonstration

(10-15 min.)

EOD Artwork

Creation SEL Tenet: Public Spirit Middle

Objective: Create an original artwork submission for the Embracing Our Differences exhibit.

Creation Worksheets

(13 min.)

EOD Artwork

Creation SEL Tenet: Public Spirit Elementary

Objective: Create an original artwork submission for the Embracing Our Differences annual exhibit.

Creation Worksheets

(11 min.)

EOD Artwork

Creation SEL Tenet: Public Spirit High

Objective: Create an original artwork submission for the Embracing Our Differences exhibit.

(7 min.)

EOD Quotes

Creation SEL Tenet: Public Spirit All Ages

Objective: Create an original quote submission for the Embracing Our Differences annual exhibit.

This virtual lesson is a modified version of the in-class Quote Creation Lesson:

Lesson Plan 
|  Flipchart
PowerPoint  |  Student Worksheet

(10 min.)

It's Okay To Be Different

Rap SEL Tenet: Identity & Agency Elementary

Objective: Explore what makes you special and unique by identifying the main idea in "It's Okay To Be Different" by Todd Parr, finding the steady beat and creating your very own rap.

Creation Worksheets

(17 min.)

Sounds Good to Me

Rap SEL Tenet: Identity & Agency Elementary Middle

Objective: With the art piece "Sounds Good to Me" from EOD's 2020 exhibit as inspiration, identify personal strengths one can harness to help the world around us while finding the steady beat, utilizing a thinking map and creating your very own rap.

(12 min.)

Girls Rock

Art Talk Elementary Middle

Objective: Explore two works of art from The Ringling Museum collection and Embracing Our Differences catalog around the theme "Girl Power", and then pick your own theme and art works to share with the group.

(15 min.)

Storytelling through Nature

Art Talk Elementary Middle

Objective: Using the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHY, WHERE and The Story Spine, create your own nature-inspired story with help from educators at The Ringling, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and Embracing Our Differences.

Creation Worksheet

(12 min.)

Rechenka's Eggs

Narrative Pantomime SEL Tenet: Social Skills Elementary

Objective: Explore the book "Rechenka's Eggs" by Patricia Polacco through narrative pantomime with a focus on the SEL Social Skills tenet - relationship building and repair.

(20 min.)

Jabari Jumps

Narrative Pantomime SEL Tenet: Emotional Regulation Elementary

Objective: Explore the book "Jabari Jumps" by Gaia Cornwall through narrative pantomime with a focus on the SEL Emotional Regulation tenet.

(12 Min.)

A Mother's Embrace

Creative Movement All Ages

Objective: Through creative movement and mindfulness, explore our connection to nature with the art piece "A Mother's Embrace" from EOD's 2016 exhibit as inspiration.

(11 min.)

Movement & Storytelling

Creative Movement SEL Tenet: Emotional Regulation Elementary

Objective: Use creative movement to tell the story, and explore the changing feelings of characters, in "Ish" by Peter H. Reynolds.

Creative movement allows kids to practice self awareness and self management skills. Through kinesthetic learning, students will remember key details of texts while building empathy for the characters. 

Thinking Map Worksheet

(15-20 min.)

Shake It Out

Creative Movement All Ages

Objective: Through creative movement and mindfulness, shake it out with an uplifting dance sequence that invites us to let go, shake out our fears, and take flight utilizing the art piece "Thumbs Up" from EOD's 2019 exhibit as inspiration.

(13 min.)