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Multiple Level Lesson Plan

Animal Slam

Created on March 28, 2020 by rbteachart

This is a simple lesson plan to use for Remote Learning. No supplies needed but paper and pencils. Colored pencils if they have them. This could be adapted to any grade level. I used this with my Beginning Art High School students

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1 session; 75 minutes per session

Students will be able to use their drawing skills to combine 2 or more different animals into one new species.

Colored Pencils

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What if 2 animals got together to create a new species?
What would that look like?
Would it be half one animal and half another animal or would it combine some traits of one onto the body of another?

Your artistic mission is to create a new Animal species.
Combine 2 or MORE animals into one new animal.

The materials are up to you; draw, paint, pen and ink, sculpt, collage.
Use whatever you have on hand and are comfortable creating with.
It should look like you spent a good amount of time on it,
Take a picture and upload it to Classroom* when you are done.
List what animals you combined in the private comments section

If you can not upload to Classroom try to put it in a doc, then attach that in Classroom
Email me the picture

Can’t wait to see what you create!!

Because this was done as a remote learning assignment. Drawings were checked via Google classroom and I used private comments to provide comments to the students individually


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
[K-4] Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
[5-8] Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas
[9-12 Proficient] Students apply media, techniques, and processes with sufficient skill, confidence, and sensitivity that their intentions are carried out in their artworks

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[K-4] Students know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas
[K-4] Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas
[5-8] Students generalize about the effects of visual structures and functions and reflect upon these effects in their own work
[5-8] Students select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of their ideas
[9-12 Advanced] Students create multiple solutions to specific visual arts problems that demonstrate competence in producing effective relationships between structural choices and artistic functions

Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[K-4] Students select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning
[5-8] Students integrate visual, spatial, and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks
[9-12 Proficient] Students apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in their artworks and use the skills gained to solve problems in daily life
[9-12 Proficient] Students reflect on how artworks differ visually, spatially, temporally, and functionally, and describe how these are related to history and culture

Form, Line, Movement, Proportion/Size, Texture

Colored Pencil, Paper, Pencil