Ready-to-go resources are short, flexible learning activities that center art as texts. In “Compare and Connect” students use a guiding question to compare works of art within the context of a shared theme and produce brief writing examples. The activities are presented in google slide decks with teaching notes to make classroom implementation easy.
Guiding Question: How have ideas about femininity changed over time in American society?
Featuring Mickalene Thomas’s Three Graces and Alison Saar’s Tippy Toes.
Make your own copy! Check the slide notes for the teacher’s guide.
Total Activity Pacing: 30-45 minutes across 2 days
- In this Compare and Connect activity, students will discuss two artworks that invite viewers to consider how society defines femininity.
- In Day One: Discuss, Students will consider two artworks that pose questions about what it means to be feminine as well as femininity and inclusivity.
- In Day Two: Write, students will write a two-voice poem to explore perspectives on femininity.