Art Lesson The Poppy Fields with collage and paint
Techniques are teacher guided and includes extensive student choice opportunities.
Suitable for primary / elementary and middle school.
Each year we revisit the historic significance of WWI and WWII with our students and participate in memorial events across the world.
Here is an artistic way to share in the significance of remembering and appreciating our war veterans and current serving personnel around the world.
The Poppy Fields is a heart-felt art based inquiry unit aimed at upper primary students. Includes over 10 bonus slides of information, provocations and wall posters for this topic (see video preview), and as always, our familiar step-by-step layout with full colour photos, for creating the art work.
This lesson also contains links to video tutorials created specifically for this lesson. You can access these videos through the links embedded on the relevant slides and at the bottom of this page. This unit has been edited and upgraded in 2020. Consists of 80 slides. Examples in this resource are from Y6 students.
Bonus Video Support Below
Scroll down to use the video guides for this lesson with your students
- Curriculum links
- Provocation links for video, writing, literature and images
- Listening activities for Taps / The Last Post
- History of Remembrance / ANZAC days
- Posters for 'In Flanders Field' and 'We shall keep the Faith'
Art Lesson Content:
- Success criteria
- Materials list and instructions for the layered background (incl. teacher model and student examples)
- Materials list , images and instructions for observational drawing (incl. teacher model and student examples)
- Materials list and instructions for textured poppies (incl. teacher model and student examples)
- Assessment forms
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