Life Lessons in all Shapes
4th and 5th grade
Personal narratives with comics
Art can tell stories. It can be read, like reading a book
Sharing our experiences can help us process how we feel and understand ourselves better
Listening to our classmates stories can help us understand them better and see the world from a different perspective.
Students experiment with new ways of observational drawing.
Students compare and contrast paintings in a discussion focused on interpreting artwork.
In what ways do artists tell stories?
Is it important to tell our stories/experiences? Why?
How does listening to other peoples stories build community, empathy, connections?
How does art help us understand the lives of people who are different from us?
National Art Standards
4th-VA:Cr2.3.4a Document, describe, and represent regional constructed environments.
5th- VA:Cr2.3.5a Identify, describe, and visually document places and/or objects of personal significance.
4th- VA:Re.7.2.4a Analyze components in visual imagery that convey messages.
5th- VA:Re.7.1.5a Compare one's own interpretation of a work of art with the interpretation of others.
4th-VA:Cn11.1.4a Through observation, infer information about time, place, and culture in which a work of art was created.
5th- VA:Cn11.1.5a Identify how art is used to inform or change beliefs, values, or behaviors of an individual or society.
Looking and Talking
What is the story, what do you think is going on?
What do you see that makes you say that?