Art History Hunting in D.C.

I was in Washington, D.C. a couple of weekends ago with an old AP Art History/ Humanities student of mine to go museum hopping and as you can image we ran into a few of the pieces from the AP Art History 250 curriculum. Take a look below: Migration Series, Jacob Lawrence Panel no. 49 [...]

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Kinesthetic Learning in Humanities

In a recent lesson in Humanities on the Venus of Willendorf my fellow teacher and I incorporated a fun kinesthetic lesson to drive home the content. Kinesthetic learners, in my experience, are typically harder to engage because those lessons requires extra time, materials, and flexibility with your lesson. **Note: I have a LOT of flexibility with Humanities [...]

Teaching Prehistoric Art in Humanities

Although there are many different Prehistoric art pieces I could chose for Humanities, I stick to a combination of Paleolithic and Neolithic and I try to make sure there are some overarching themes such as funerary or the natural world so that we can have some whole-class connections. Here are the ones I use: Apollo [...]

Teaching the Natural World in Prehistory

  I group all the Prehistoric images that focus on the natural world (i.e. animals) together in a PowerPoint and teach the historical context of hunters-and-gatherers through the art they have left behind. My PowerPoints have hardly any words on them because I want to train my students to look and discuss to get the [...]