Category Archives: Second Grade

Architecture

The Big Idea: Architecture is the art of designing buildings. Core Knowledge: V. Architecture • Understand architecture as the art of designing buildings. • Understand symmetry and a line of symmetry, and observe symmetry in the design of some buildings … Continue reading

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Tibetan Sand Mandalas

Kalachakra Goal: Experience part of Tibetan Buddhist culture. Project: Create a meditation wheel or mandala that has personal significance. Important ideas: An important system of philosophy developed among ancient Asian cultures. Buddhism teaches: 1. Pain, suffering and sadness are natural … Continue reading

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Abstract Art

19 March 2011 The second graders drew images of abstract faces. We used plaster and life masks to cast realistic faces. Then we’re going to make them abstract by cutting, rearranging, appropriating other materials. Objective: Describe and create a piece … Continue reading

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