Learning through Becoming

Students analyze and reflect on two contrasting pieces of art to understand their era, using their prior knowledge.

Students analyze and reflect on two contrasting pieces of art to understand their era, using their prior knowledge.

“Experts” are individuals who understand something well and can apply it. Students can become experts, too – and our role as teachers is to facilitate the use of their prior knowledge for this capacity! For this activity, students became art critics, and analyzed and compared pieces of of Renaissance and Middle Ages Art (to understand which was which, and to critique its adherence to style).

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