Submitted by Melanie Messick, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Lesson Title:
My Monkey in the Jungle- Henri Rousseau- French Exotic Landscape

Grade Level or Course:

Link with other subjects:

Social Studies, Reading, Writing
Type of Assessment:

_____ Diagnostic

__X__ Monitoring

__X__ Summative

 (You may check more than one)
Type of Item:

_____ Selected Response

_____ Written Response

__X__ Performance

__X__ Conversation

__X__ Observation
Second Grade Art

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.



Assessment Item

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.

Scoring Information:

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.

Other related items:

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


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