Art and angles are everywhere!
Teach your students how to analyze geometry in everyday objects, structures, and images.
This training can be applied to ANY math classroom where angles are taught.
There is so much more than math and art packed in here. This lesson will teach your students about history, design, nature, speaking and listening skills, and language skills.
This lesson digs deep into art and angles 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 angles and have the skills to talk about any work of art from the lens of geometry.
Here you will learn how to use architecture as an art form to teach angles and other geometrical concepts. Because these geometrical concepts carry across multiple grade levels, this training can be applied to most math classrooms where angles are used. Whether your students are learning to name angles (obtuse, right, acute), measure angles, or moving into trigonometric concepts this course will have something to offer. You will get ideas for differentiation as you move throughout the content.
You will learn about one of America’s most accomplished architects, Frank Lloyd Wright and take a photographic tour of one of his works. Find out what made him an artist, how to view architecture as an art form, and learn what made him so relevant to American culture.
After viewing this session, complete your own written artwork 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 architecture as an art form to teach angles and other geometrical concepts.
Apply this lesson whether your students are learning to name angles, measure angles, or moving into trigonometric concepts.
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
Frank Lloyd Wright revolutionized “American architecture” as an art form. Many of his designs include lines and angles because he believed the world was ordered by geometry. We’re going analyze one of his structures as a work of art in the context of angles and learn how your students can analyze architecture for line and shape.
Lesson 3: Make Art
After analyzing Wright’s structure, I’m going to show you how your students can make their own art using lines and angles based on the original artwork. They’ll learn how to create and identify right, acute, and obtuse angles and parallel and perpendicular lines. You can have your students measure angles and more!
- The Angles and Architecture Video Lesson – 40 minutes
- The Angles and Architecture Workbook
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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