Capturing Action like Degas Lesson Plan



This 22 page lesson plan includes the following:

  • A condensed background on the artist,
  • 11 Printable pictures of the artists’ work (including a self-portrait),
  • A pair of carefully crafted sentences about Degas (ideal for memorization),
  • Vocabulary words and definitions
  • Materials list
  • Simple instructions that any artistically challenged teacher can understand and use,
  • Suggestions for scaling the project to different ages,
  • A circle and line template and 7 Tutor Cheat Sheets
  • References to the pertinent Classical Conversations Acts and Facts cards.

I designed this lesson plan for use in our Classical Conversations community (Cycle 2, Week 17 for Fine Arts), but you could easily use it in a variety of situations.

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For more info and some extra photos, check out the blog post Capturing Action like Degas.

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