|Subject Area||Elementary Art|
|Unit of Instruction||The Poppy Project|
2nd Grade standards
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
• Today I will learn about LINE, so that I CAN create FLOWERS that have repeating line elements that RADIATE out from the central point.
• Today I will learn about PATTERN, so that I CAN draw flowers with LINES and SHAPES that REPEAT by drawing my first petal and repeating it around the center.
All students will learn about why the poppy came to symbolize the sacrifices of World War I soldiers and later all those killed in military service to their country. They will make poppies for the Poppy Wall of Valor to pay homage to the ultimate sacrifice made by members of the Eighth Air Force. The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force hopes to collect 26,000 red paper poppies from students across America. For more information:
Grades K and 1 will learn about artist Georgia O’Keeffe and paint close-up poppies. They will draw and paint petals mixing red with yellow and add a stamen by cutting out construction paper and gluing it to the center.
2nd Grade will use watercolor paint and coffee filters to make their poppy. They will paint it by using their observation skills and looking at several photos of poppies.
3rd through 5th grade will learn about artist Georgia O’Keeffe and use oil pastels to make their close-up poppy inspired by the artist.