Objective: Children will explore how fall can be visually depicted using color.
Note: Prior to the lesson, cover tables with newspaper.
Landscapes are an ideal way to introduce the concept of the changing seasons. Landscapes are pictures of the outdoors that typically include natural scenery such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, and forests. Landscapes can also include buildings such as those in a city or town.
Landscape paintings have been especially popular during periods when there was great interest in exploring the natural world. George Inness was an American artist who was influenced by the great European tradition of landscape painting. This led him to make paintings in a loose, painterly style. The fleecy clouds and airy suggestions of clumps of colored leaves convey the essence of a fall day in the country.
These lessons are aligned with the Common Core State Standards ("CCSS"). The CCSS provide a consistent, clear understanding of the concepts and skills children are expected to learn and guide teachers to provide their students with opportunities to gain these important skills and foundational knowledge.
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There are currently no Common Core Standards for pre-k, but these lessons are aligned as closely as possible to capture the requirements and meet the goals of Common Core Standards. However, these lessons were neither reviewed or approved by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices or the Council of Chief State School Officers, which together are the owners and developers of the Common Core State Standards.