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Lesson Plan

Visual Arts: The Art of Exhibition
Subject: Art
Grade span: 9 to 12
Duration: Two to three 45-minute sessions
This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Thinking and Talking About Works of Art


This lesson is one example of how you can implement the practice of Thinking and Talking About Works of Art. In this activity, students analyze works of art and arrange a collection into a museum-like exhibition, including making signs about the art and writing an essay about the exhibit.

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