While the lesson plan is a great resource, I wanted to share with you the Power Point that I use to introduce this lesson. Click here to download it. Scroll to the bottom of the visuals page and you will find it. YouTube has some excellent links I have added into this PowerPoint that brings Kandinsky paintings to life. The kids will love it and I hope you will, too.
Why Power Point?
I use Power Point for most of my introduction/motivations in my lessons because I travel between schools. This makes it very easy for me to bring my laptop to each of my schools and share all of the images and facts with all of my students. Plus, if I ever move schools or move cities, I will have all of my teaching resources digitally saved. I try to find that balance between digital and old-fashioned methods of teaching. I’ve saved my images via Power Point since I started teaching, and my physically clutter with images, prints and posters is very manageable because of it. Plus, when projected on the large screen in my room, all students are able to really see and interact with the images.
Want to Download my Power Points?
AOE has a new feature! You can now download Power Points as I add them on my “Visuals” page at the top of the blog. I hope you find them helpful and they provide great visual stimulation for your lessons and artist facts!
Enjoy! I’d love to hear from you about any uses you are finding for my visuals!