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African American Art (Pre-AP)

African American Art (Pre-AP)

Author: Beth Barsness
  1. To expose students to a variety of African American Art. 

  2. The students will come to understand the themes in several African American artists’ works by studying different artists’ works, listening to artists talk about their work, answering study guide questions, and participating in a class discussion.

The general goal of this lesson is to expose students to a wide range of African American Art. As a result, this lesson would build interest in African American Art and perhaps entice students to enroll in an AP Art History course. There are two additional online activities and worksheets to engage learners at different levels.

Length of time needed: 3 class periods (50 minutes each)

This lesson was written by Craig Farmer.

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Lesson Plan

This lesson plan can be downloaded to your computer as a PDF document. If you would like to edit this document for your classroom needs, go to the "Handouts and Materials" section and click on the corresponding link.


Source: Craig Farmer

Handouts and Materials

The following files can be downloaded to your computer:

Lesson Plan (Word document)

PBS Art:21 Worksheet (Word document)

Arts Connected Worksheet I (Word document)

Arts Connected Worksheet II (Word document)

Romare Bearden Worksheet (Word document)


Arts Connected I Presentation

Arts Connected II Presentation

Source: Craig Farmer