In light of the unprecedented changes that have come our way in the last few months, This Geeky Teacher is making a comeback for a wee while.
This week, I’m bringing you a series of worksheets based on Instagram. I will be a different sets every day this week, covering a range of school subjects. Whether you are a teacher or a parent, you can tailor these sheets to make them work for you, or set them as a research challenge to keep your students/children busy.
All files are fully editable PPT (powerpoint) files, and the slides are A4 sized. You can print pages or make copies so they can be worked on online.
It’s mid-week, and today, we have Artstagram (download at the end of the post). With museums offering digital tours – don’t you just love technology – what better way to capitalise than making it into an educational exercise.
The first blank worksheet allows you to choose any artist, art style, medium, time-period, nation, etc. Key information can be included in the hashtags, or this can be set as a challenge – points for every hashtags that matches a pre-written list.
You could even use the hashtags to hypothesis what the original artist would have said were they posting their art on instagram themselves!
This sheet can be printed (laminated if you like) and cut into four to serve as revision cards, quiz cards or a useful teaching device.
Sheets two and three, have the same function, but give two possible options: a printable with lines or an on-computer worksheet with a text box. These sheets allow for a discussion of the themes around a painting, the atmosphere in which it was painted; a good example of this is the Magic Realism exhibition from the Tate Modern in 2018, this accompanying book of essay’s is great.
Further to this, when thinking of artists like Banksy, art can be a political commentary, and a fantastic way of combining subjects for older students.
More to come tomorrow!
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