On-line Teachers Lessons

A teachers packet of lessons was created to accompany the exhibition Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums. These lessons can be used by teachers instructing grades one through eight. The lessons introduce the major themes of the Impressionism movement and are interdisciplinary - incorporating the arts, math, science, language arts and social studies. You can both download and browse the document.

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Techers Packet, PDF, (455 kb, 34 pages)
Teachers Packet, Microsoft Word (1,104 kb, 34 pages)
Teachers Packet, RTF (8,076 kb, 34 pages)

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About the Packet
About Impressionism
Overall Looking Questions and Activities
#1: Monet, The Port at Argenteuil
#2: Degas, The Ballet Scene from Meyerbeer's Opera
#3: Caillebotte, Le Pont de l'Europe
#4: Morisot, Summer's Day
#5: Monet, The Cliff at Fécamp
#6: Cezanne, Still Life with Pears
#7: Van Gogh, Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat
#8: Renoir, Woman Playing a Guitar
#9: Degas, Before the Performance
Selected Bibliography and Resources for Educators
Credits and Special Thanks

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