Nature in spring (EN-CUR-607)
In this LS students will learn about changes in nature during spring. They will observe and describe trees and meadow near our school. They will learn to recognize some of the plants that bloom in spring (snowdrop, crocus, millet and violet) and take some photos of them. They will also photograph bushes of forsythia and magnolia, as well as trees with blossom. They will compare their photographs with a few artistic paintings and conclude that we are a part of nature and that nature is a constant inspiration to people all over the world for creating art (paintings, songs, literature, etc.). Students will learn that snowdrop, crocus, millet and violet are protected by law because they are very rare. They will understand the importance of preserving biodiversity. They will also paint the landscape near their school with water colours, after observing and analyzing a few artworks from Europeana. They will explore the possibilities of the technique and try to implement some methods that painters used in their works (dots, lines, splotches, mixing colours, etc.).
This learning scenario has been developed during the “Digital Education with Cultural Heritage” online course. The course aimed to improve teachers’ understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices. The courses can be accessed here.
Author: Nada Peretić
Age of students: 7-8
Subject and topic: Science, Art and Changes in nature – spring
Public Domain Mark 1.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana and has been provided by the Slovak national gallery.
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