Category Archives: Lesson Proposals

Friendship

Description: This lesson proposal is organized around the theme of friendship. Source material: Best Buddies, a painting by Keith Haring, a short extract from Ruth Krauss’s book I’ll Be You and You Be Me, an extract from Hans Christian Andersen’s … Continue reading

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Europa and the Bull

Description: This proposal is organized around the myth of Europe through the use of a magnificent painting by the Bulgarian painter/illustrator Svetlin Vassilev and an extract from Ovid’s Metamorphosis. The thinking routine used is See-Think-Wonder. Students distinguish among Myths/Legends/Fairy Tales, … Continue reading

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School

Description: This lesson proposal is organized around the theme of school through the use of paintings, illustrations, photography, and video. The thinking routines used are: Chalk Talk, What makes you say that?, See-Think-Wonder. Level: Intermediate+ Learners: 11+ Theme: School Language: … Continue reading

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Hope is the Thing with Feathers

Description: This proposal is organized around the theme of hope through the use of Emily Dickinson’s poem Hope is the Thing with Feathers. The thinking routine is Creative Questions. Level: Intermediate Learners: 11+ Theme: Hope Language: Hope related vocabulary, expressing … Continue reading

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Bullying

Description: This lesson proposal is organized around the theme of bullying through the use of a detail from the painting “Children’s Games” by the Flemish 16th century painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder, a powerful painting, Bullying by the American painter, … Continue reading

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War/Peace

Description: This proposal is organized around the theme of war and peace through the use of Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica, a 3D video of the painting by Lena Gieseke, a German-born artist and Raul Servais’ ground-breaking anti-militarist fable Chromophobia. The thinking … Continue reading

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Asperger Syndrome & Autism

Description: This lesson proposal is organized around the theme of Autism and Asperger syndrome through the use of a magnificent in its detail work of art by the Australian Steven Coventry, an artist with Asperger’s and a touching short film, … Continue reading

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