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Middle [6th-8th] Teacher's Guide

Dave the Potter Curriculum

Created on June 15, 2012 by MilwaukeeArtMuseum

This Curriculum Guide accompanies a 15-minute documentary about Dave the Potter as part of the Dave Project, made possible by the Chipstone Foundation. Dave the Potter was an African-American artist and slave who created hundreds of pots inscribed with his own poetry. This guide provides cross-disciplinary activities and extension lessons to support content knowledge in history, arts, and language arts, as well as critical thinking skills, for students in grades 4–8.

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American Art

Pottery, Sculpture

English/Language Arts, History/Social Studies