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Goal: To provide a foundation of understanding that describes the ideas associated around the Pop Art movement.


Objectives: Students will describe and identify characteristics of the Pop Art movement.


Content: Within the cave of Lascaux, these 17,00 year old drawings provide a footprint into the past and relay a message that describes the importance that the arts play in humankind's existence. As early as the Paleolithic period, we have explored and interpreted the world around us through the process of creating art. Artist use different mediums to explain their understandings and through these understandings, a message is created and delivered. The arts are a fantastic and seemingly natural tool in the process of digging deeper into the fields of the landscape within other subjects. Using the visuals arts and relating them to core subject areas can become a wonderful experience while creating an environment that nurtures students centered learning. This exploration through the arts can set the stage for the process in which the teacher plays the role of the facilitator, while the students become engaged with the platform of decoding the media through critical thinking.

One specific art movement that provides an accessible format and obtainable subject matter is the Pop Art movement. The subject matter and ideas behind creating this style of artwork can be very engaging and can provide a feeling of nostalgia. This style of artwork started in Britain during the early 1950’s, and then hitting the states in the late 1950's early 60's. Pop Art was inspired by the everyday objects of popular media and the mass produced world that was being developed during that time period. The following articles and video go into depth about the Pop Art movement, and the impact that it played on the world around it. Please start off by watching the video and then reading the following articles to establish a connection with the ideas associated with this artistic movement.


Video 1: Pop Art Movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orI9oDW9dd4


Article 1: Pop Art Movement: http://www.theartstory.org/movement-pop-art.htm Please read this article, it's a great introduction to large scale view of the art movement. Make sure you extend the article at the bottom to read entire piece. It provides an interesting approach to the Post-Pop Art philosophies.


Article 2: MoMa: https://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/themes/pop-art Please read the "Brief History" section of this article to connect to the culture and society during the beginning stages of the Pop Art period.


Assessment: https://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=mtc4ntkwnqlj1b Please click on the link and answer the following questions.


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