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Analyzing Paintings about Architecture (Advanced Level)
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Students will examine two paintings and discuss the use of architectural elements and vantage points in the paintings. Referring to the elements of art, students will also examine how three-dimensional shapes are transformed into two-dimensional forms in paintings, as well as the use of indoor space vs. outdoor space.

Subject:
Arts Education
Drafting & Design
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Date Added:
10/18/2018
Architectural Elements in Art (Intermediate Level)
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Students will examine the use of the elements of art, including line, shape, form, texture, and color, in a drawing. They will also study the elements of architecture and learn to identify architectural elements in detail and their relationship to the surrounding landscape. Then students will draw an ancient Roman temple in perspective, integrating architectural elements in the drawing.

Subject:
Arts Education
Drafting & Design
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Date Added:
10/18/2018
Arch of Titus
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This art history video discussion examines the Arch of Titus, originally Pentelic marble, early 19h-century restoration is in travertine, c. 81 C.E. (Via Sacra, Rome).

Subject:
Arts Education
Design Studies
Drafting & Design
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Steven Zucker
Date Added:
10/10/2018
Bernini's Sant'Andrea al Quirinale
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This art history video discussion looks at Gian Lorenzo Bernini's "Sant'Andrea al Quirinale", 1658-70, Rome; commissioned by Cardinal Camillo Francesco Maria Pamphili for the nearby Jesuit seminary.

Subject:
Arts Education
Design Studies
Drafting & Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Steven Zucker
Date Added:
10/10/2018
Birth of the Gothic: Abbot Suger and the Ambulatory at St. Denis
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This art history video discussion examines the Ambulatory at the Basilica of Saint Denis, Paris, 1140-44.

Subject:
Arts Education
Design Studies
Drafting & Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Steven Zucker
Date Added:
10/10/2018
Capturing Light: The Science of Photography (Intermediate Level)
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Students create pinhole cameras to learn how artists manipulate light to make photographs. They describe and analyze a nineteenth-century photograph and use their cameras to capture the architecture of their school or other buildings.

Subject:
Arts Education
Drafting & Design
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Date Added:
10/18/2018
Colosseum
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This art history video discussion looks at the Colosseum (Amphitheatrum Flavium), c. 70-80 C.E., Rome.

Subject:
Arts Education
Design Studies
Drafting & Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Julia Avra Ugoretz
Steven Zucker
Valentina Follo
Date Added:
10/10/2018
Column of Trajan
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This art history video discussion examines the Column of Trajan, Carrara marble, completed 113 C.E., Rome. Dedicated to Emperor Trajan (Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus b. 53 , d. 117 C.E.) in honor of his victory over Dacia (now Romania) 101-02 and 105-06 C.E.

Subject:
Arts Education
Design Studies
Drafting & Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Steven Zucker
Date Added:
10/10/2018
Design Learning
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In this project students identify real-world problems, prototype user-centered design solutions, and implement those solutions according to expert and user feedback. This process, developed by Allen Distinguished Educator Regan Drew, is segmented into the Mindset, Challenge, and Implementation phases.

Subject:
Drafting & Design
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson
Provider:
Allen Distinguished Educators
Date Added:
04/10/2018
Design Thinking for Gift Giving
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In this project, students take on the role of an industrial engineer and learn about user-centered product design. They will go through all of the steps of James Dyson’s design process to design a gift that other students would want to buy for one of their adult family members. Students then vote to choose two final designs to move into production and will also create marketing materials for selling the product at school or another appropriate venue.

Subject:
Drafting & Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Allen Distinguished Educators
Date Added:
04/10/2018
Frank Lloyd Wright, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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This art history video discussion examines Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, 1942-1959.

Subject:
Arts Education
Design Studies
Drafting & Design
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Matthew Postal
Steven Zucker
Date Added:
10/10/2018
Gaudi, Sagrada Familia
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This art history video discussion examines Antoni Gaudi's Church of the Sagrada Familia or Basilica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia Basilica, 1882- (consecrated 2, but still under construction), Barcelona, Spain.

Subject:
Arts Education
Design Studies
Drafting & Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Steven Zucker
Date Added:
10/10/2018
Gordon Bunshaft's Lever House
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This art history video discussion examines Gordon Bunshaft's (for Skidmore Owings and Merrill) Lever House, 1951-52 (390 Park Avenue, NYC).

Subject:
Arts Education
Design Studies
Drafting & Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Matthew A. Postal
Steven Zucker
Date Added:
10/10/2018
Greening the Ghetto
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In an emotionally charged talk, MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx -- and shows how minority neighborhoods suffer most from flawed urban policy. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 18-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Drafting & Design
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Majora Carter
Date Added:
01/06/2006
Hadrian's Villa: A Virtual Tour
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This video provides a virtual tour of Hadrian's Villa using a 3D digital model of the villa created under the direction of Dr. Bernard Frischer. The ruins of Hadrian's Villa, in the town of Tivoli, near Rome, is spread over an area of approximately 250 acres. Many of the structures were designed by the Emperor Hadrian who ruled from 117 until his death in 138 C.E. This virual rendering is based on current archeological research and has been created in consultation with art historians, archaeologists, and museum curators with expertise in this area. Please note, a few features are necessarily assumptions based on the best available evidence.

Subject:
Arts Education
Design Studies
Drafting & Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Steven Zucker
Date Added:
10/10/2018
Hermit Habitat
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Students apply engineering and design principles to build a hermit crab habitat. This project, developed by Allen Distinguished Educator, Ashley Greenway, integrates life science, business/marketing, and engineering concepts and meets learning standards in speaking and listening, writing, math, and next generation science.

Subject:
Drafting & Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
Allen Distinguished Educators
Date Added:
06/14/2016
How Algorithms Shape Our World
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Kevin Slavin argues that we're living in a world designed for -- and increasingly controlled by -- algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture. And he warns that we are writing code we can't understand, with implications we can't control. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 15-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Drafting & Design
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Kevin Slavin
Date Added:
07/21/2011