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Name:

Clara Scullion
Lesson Time:
9.35-10.15
Class:
Aim of Scheme: To be able to answer LC questions on three of Donatellos sculptures and Botticelli.
Date
Lesson

Learning
Outcomes

12/4/ -name and describe


three of Donatellos
16

Sculptures (Mary
Magdalene, David and
St. George
- discuss the
attributes of the
sculptures that are
particular to
Donatellos work in a
written paragraph

Introduction/
Approach/Theme
Peer learning
through group
work.
Sharing answers
with each group.

Main Facts
Information
Object/Focus
The material,
context, techniques
and narratives
associated with
three of Donatellos
sculpture.

Written task to
reaffirm learning
instead of just
guessing.

-replicate the stance


of all three sculptures
in an illustration and
annotate

Methodology
Worksheet with the
three sculptures in
tables.
Game that
incorporates
descriptive
knowledge of the
sculptures as well
as context and
narrative.
Questioning
powerpoint to
recap the correct
information at the
end.

Visual Resources
Support Studies
External Source
Powerpoint
Donatellos Mary
Magdalene, David
and St. George.
Worksheet with the
sculptures
illustrated.

Botticelli) key
subjects using
annotation

-divide the
descriptions given
into headings of
gestures, painting

Introduction to
Botticellis
painting
Primavera and
the key terms
associated with
it.

Looking at key
terminology
associated with the
analysis of
paintings. Should
include
composition,
techniques, subject
matter, narrative

Questioning of
previous
knowledge to apply
to this painting.

Pupil
Task
To fill in
their
assigned
sculpture
with the
answers
guessed.
To present
these
answers to
the class.

No. of Pupils:14

Key Questions
Evaluation
Assessment
How many of
your answers
described the
sculpture? How
many explained
its context?
Why is it
important to
incorporate both
in your LC?

Homework
Assignment
To complete
the 8
answers for
each
sculpture, if
not already
finished.

To take
down the
other
groups
answers for
their
sculptures.
(8 in total)

-produce notes on key


terminology
associated with a
sculpture by playing a
game based on Who
am I? and assort
them into a table

19/4/ -identify the


paintings (Primavera,
16

5th

Powerpoint
breaking down
these terms and
how they can be
identified.
Example of
classroom aid.

To
contribute
to a visual
aid for the
classroom
incorporatin
g the
learned
content.

Evaluation using N/A


questioning
tell me about the
painting. What
do you think this
painting is
about? Describe
what you find
interesting about

techniques, subject,
narrative and
medium.
-produce a classroom
aid that include all
the key points on the
painting
26/4/ -identify the
paintings key
16
subjects using
annotation
-add to the visual aid
using info from the
Youtube Video

etc. of Primavera.
To illustrate
the aid.

Continuation of
Primavera. Focus
on narrative and
social context over
descriptive.

-discuss and write a


paragraph on the
background/context
of the painting
-illustrate a basic
version of the
Primavera in
7minutes.
3/4/1 -identify the
paintings key
6
subjects using
annotation
-divide the
descriptions given
into headings of
gestures, painting
techniques, subject,
narrative and
medium to
demonstrate an
understanding of the

Introduction to
Birth of Venus by
Botticelli.
Using previous
knowledge of how
to analyse paintings
applied to this one.

Why the Primavera


was painted. Who
commissioned it.
The social
environment of
Italy during the
Renaissance and
the influences this
would have had on
the painting

Questioning from
youtube video and
previous class.

Linking the Birth


of Venus to the
Primavera.

Questioning of
Visual Aid and
Youtube Video.

Applying
knowledge of the
Italian Renaissance
to this painting.

Worksheet with
elements of the
painting separated
and numbered for
testing.

Deconstructing the
painting using
terminology
learned in previous

Peer learning in
evaluation of
answers.

Primavera by
Botticelli
Youtube video on
Italian Renaissance
and Primavera.
Classroom aid
created in last
class.

Evaluation of
answers as a class.

Classroom aid of
recreated Tribute
Money by
Massaccio (to
remind of
previously learnt
elements)
Powerpoint
Youtube video

the composition
of this painting.

Write a
brief
analysis of
the context
and
influences
on the
painting and
the artist.

Class evaluation
of answers
how to improve
and what is
particularly
strong.

Complete
worksheet
to include
background
of the
painting
(including
Botticellis
background
) as well as
the
deconstruct
ed elements

Worksheet
handed up to be
marked.

To
finish/impro
ve the
written task
for next
Tuesday.

Leaving Cert
marking scheme
used to help.

Returned with a
master copy of
the answers.

N/A

painting and its


elements.

lessons.

and
discussion
of elements.

-produce a classroom
aid that include all
the key points on the
painting
-discuss and write a
paragraph on the
background/context
of the painting

10/5/
-identify the
16

paintings key
subjects using
annotation
-demonstrate and
explain how to make
tempera paint
-explain the effect
tempera paint had on
Botticellis paintings
-describe the tone
created in Botticellis
paintings.

Potential Lesson Development:


Cross Curricular Links/Opportunities:
Contemporary References:
Literacy/Numeracy:
Suggested Practical projects:

Fully exploring the


medium used by
Botticelli and why
it was
accessible/popular
in the early
Renaissance.

How to make
tempera paint

Demonstration

Botticellis Birth of
Venus

Questioning
Why tempera paint
was used
The effect tempera
paint had in
comparison to oil

Primavera
Applying the paint
to an illustration.
Peer assistance

Example of
tempera paint and
oil paint
Demonstration

Annotate
illustration
of birth of
Venus

Class evaluation
of illustrations
and tempera
paint.

Successfull
y make egg
tempera
paint and
apply
evenly to
background
of
illustration.

Questioning of
product based
on learned
knowledge.

Write a few
evaluative
sentences
describing
the tone and
texture
created.

Complete
the given
leaving cert
practice
question for
Miss
Holland
based on the
Birth of
Venus.