Teachers Lesson Plans

Build a Neighbourhood: Grade K-3

Look and Discuss

Present and discuss a selection of the 10 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.

  • Look at the artworks with students and ask them what is common to them all.
  • Concentrate on a selection of works that display ?neighbourhoods.? Ask students what they can tell about the people by looking at their neighbourhoods. Ask students what they would need to do to build their own neighbourhood.
  • For their imaginary dream home they will need to consider some design principles. Introduce ideas of symmetry, asymmetry, pattern, and colour and demonstrate how these work.