Art Image Early Years – Animals in the Wild
By Christine Thompson
The Teacher’s Guide includes six lessons offering clear, concise objectives, concepts or vocabulary words, materials, preparation, and extension activities for further exploration of the theme and concepts presented in the program. Biographies of the five artists featured in this set are provided for teachers who wish to share this information.
Some of the concepts introduced in the lessons are: texture, characteristics, natural habitat, mood, expression, reflections, profile, rainforest, jungle, and imagination.
The reproductions in this set feature representational works of artists who have chosen to depict animals that live in the wild. Children are invited to focus their attention on the animals, and specific details depicted in the reproductions. They come to know different kinds of animals by studying what animals look like, what they do, and where they live – their characteristics, their habits, and habitats. They learn that animals, like people, have moods, outbursts, and moments of kindness: they eat, sleep, play, and cuddle as human families do.
This set can be used as a stand-alone program, or adapted and used to initiate new projects or areas of studies, to incorporate art images into young children classrooms and curricula.
The kit includes:
- 5 Fine Art Reproductions 18″ x 22 ¾ ” (45.8 cm X 56.5 cm);
- A Teacher’s Guide;
- A plastic portfolio for storage.
List of reproductions you will find in your Animals in the Wild Kit:
Gérôme, Jean-Léon, Tiger and Cubs
Sosen, Mori, Japanese Macaques
Rousseau, Henri, Exotic Landscape
Dumouchel, Albert, L’horrible chat des neiges (Horrible Snow Cat)
Delacroix, Eugène, Jeune tigre jouant avec sa mère