Anywhere you go, you are likely to see street art!
Why not capitalize on that to teach the math standards involving geometry and area?
This lesson digs deep into street art and geometrical concepts and how they can be combined to create a fun and educational lesson that your students will remember.
By the end of this course you’ll have the tools to equip your students to make art using geometrical concepts of area that is inspired by the street art of contemporary artist, Know Hope.
Here you will learn how to use street art to teach area. Because the concepts associated with area in math can apply to several grade levels, you will be able to apply this lesson and training to any grade level that teaches geometrical concepts of area.
You will learn about street art and noted street artist Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope. You’ll get to view and analyze his work while learning how to engage your students with the content for math understandings.
After viewing this session, complete your own written work to test out the methodology before you teach in the classroom. You’ll have fun and be best prepared to support your students.
Professional Practice Goals
- Learn how to use street art as the inspiration to teach area and other geometrical concepts.
Differentiate, extend, and assess learning using the art form.
Complete your own written artwork to test out the methodology before you teach in the classroom.
In this workshop, you will:
Lesson 1: Build Background Knowledge
The more background knowledge you have, the more authentic your teaching is. Imagine if you walked into a classroom and taught a scripted lesson on a subject you know nothing about…the students can tell! We’re going to build your knowledge on architecture as an art form so you can communicate best with your students.
Lesson 2: Analyze Art
We’re going analyze street art as contemporary works in the context of geometrical concepts and learn how your students can do the same.
Lesson 3: Make Art
After analyzing the artwork, I’m going to show you how your students can make their own art using geometrical concepts of area based on the original artwork.
- The Area and Street Art Video Lesson – 50 minutes
- The Area and Street Art Teacher Workbook
- Editable Google Drive version of the Area and Street Art Teacher Workbook
- Additional readings and video content curated specifically to enhance learning in this course
AMANDA KOONLABA , ED. S.
Founder and Creative Director of Party in the Art Room
Published Author and Speaker
Amanda Koonlaba, Ed. S. is an educator and artist years of experience teaching both visual art and traditional courses. Her career has been driven by the power of the arts to reach all learners. She is a published author and frequent speaker at education conferences.
Amanda earned her bachelor of education degree from Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS. Additionally, she earned a masters of science in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University and an education specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. She lives in Mississippi with her husband, Cherdchai, and their three children.
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