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Teacher: Jason D.

Cola
Grade: 4
Unit Lesson/Topic: The Renaissance: Reform of the arts
Title: The Artist Formally Known as “Renaissance”
Established Goals: Learners will acquire the necessary knowledge to
classify works in the arts, from the Renaissance, by forms in which they are
found.
Enduring Understandings: The
Renaissance brought to the world,
many new styles and forms of artistic
expression. Some of the world’s
most famous and influential artists
lived during this time period
Key Knowledge:
The ability to discern and identify
between forms of Renaissance art
(and art in general).

Essential Questions: What different
types of art/expression were used in
during the Renaissance?

Key Skills:
Skills will be gained that are
necessary to participate in a
discussion in regards to Renaissance
art forms/productions

Standard: 9.3.5.C: Classify works
in the arts by forms in which they are Provided materials:
found (e.g., farce, architecture,
 Information sheets of famous
graphic design).
artists and “An Art Reform”
 Video attachments
STAGE 2 - ASSESSMENT EVIDENCE
Demonstrate Understanding Through Performance: Products, Projects,
Assessments, Observations, Technology
-Students will produce a sculpture, painting, or drawing
-Students will explain why they chose the specific form of art, and which
Renaissance artist most influence their effort/expression
STAGE 3 - LEARNING PLAN
Learning Activities: Sequence of learning experiences and instruction
1. Introduction to Renaissance art- Teacher uses video and PowerPoint to
display the various artworks of the time period
2. Video: http://www.history.com/topics/renaissance-art,

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http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/renaissance-art-artistspaintings-sculptures-architecture.html,
Introduction to the forms of “new art” most used during the
Renaissance- Sculpting, Painting (new style/perspective),
Architecture
Why was this important? –Have a student read information sheet
(attached)
Introduction to most influential/ famous Renaissance artists (i.e.
Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo)- Use printed
information pages
Student research on figure of choice- Teacher provided list (attached).
Research is to be done both in, and out of class. Students have 2 (two)
days to conduct research.
Production of personal artwork- Students will create an
artwork/expression SIMILAR to but NOT THE SAME as one of the
famous works created by the artistic icon of choice. Students will have
2 (two days) to complete personal piece (total of 4 days between
research and artwork development)
Written description and oral presentation on why this form of art and
artist was so influential to the personal production

Enduring
Understandings:
The variety of
famous artists and
artworks that
changed, forever,
how the world
would create art.

Essential
Questions:
How did the
Renaissance
affect future
artworks/arti
sts?

Key
Knowledge:
Awareness
of the forms
of art during
the
Renaissance
that changed
art forever

Key Skills: Demonstrate
Students
Performance through
will create a Performance:
work of
their own,
1. Production of
based on the
personal
work of
efforts/expressions
famous
2. Research and
Renaissance
written reflection
artists
of said research