Teachers Lesson Plans
Surprising Sun Prints: Grade K-3
Look and Discuss
Present and discuss a selection of the 8 featured artworks in the Artwork & Artists slideshow with your class.
(Tabs will provide you with information on the theme, composition, interpretation and the artist.) A downloadable Presentation that you can add to or manipulate will also help share these images in your classroom.
With the help of reproductions of the photographs Yonge Street, Willlowdale by Robin Collyer, Doorway at Lacock Abbey: The Ladder by William Henry Fox Talbot, and Image of Times Square, New York by Abelardo Morell, and using teaching materials on geometric shapes (drawings, posters, foam and plastic shapes), initiate a discussion of shapes with your students. Ask them to identify the shapes in the photos (the rectangular shape of a building, the oval shape of a face, the circular shape of a clock, etc.) You can also photocopy your photos and ask the students to outline the different shapes in felt pen or pencil. Are there a variety of shapes? Are there small ones? Large ones? \Where are they located in the photograph?