Submitted by Melanie Messick, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
My Monkey in the Jungle- Henri Rousseau- French Exotic Landscape
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Targeted Goals and Objectives from the 2000 North Carolina Arts Education Standard Course of Study and Grade Level Competencies, K-12:
1.01 Understand the process involved in using the media.
2.02 Recognize specific media and processes
3.05 Identify center of interest (emphasis) in a composition.
4.03 Begin to recognize that an artist's background and experiences are important in shaping an artist's work.
6.05 Discuss artwork using the design principles of repetition, emphasis, and movement.
The teacher will lead a group discussion to evaluate the students' understanding of the lesson.
For example: The teacher could ask students to compare student works to works by Rousseau. How are they similar/different? What colors were used and why?
What kinds of monkeys were created? Tell me about the monkey's surroundings.
What did they like most about the project? What would they change?
Student self-evaluation could also be written.
Student progress and understanding could be evaluated by teacher observation and monitoring as students are working. Individual conversations could also provide feedback and reinforcement of the goals of the lesson.
The final product or painting could also be used to determine if the goals and objectives of the lessons were demonstrated effectively.
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A writing exercise or activity could be incorporated as a follow-up activity.
For example, students could write a story about his or her monkey and describe the experiences it might encounter while in the jungle.
Students could also reflect about their work through journal writing