I am a big fan of Google Earth and look for every opportunity to incorporate it into my teaching. So, I created a Georgia O’Keeffe Google Earth file to help illustrate how the locations where she lived impacted her work. I also try and discuss the major changes in transportation technology that occurred during Georgia’s 98 year life (ultimately impacting her mobility between New York and New Mexico).
Interact with the O’Keeffe Google Earth file below and download here to save for use in your classroom studies.
The second resource I use is a song by Greg Percy called “Georgia”. To listen, click the audio MP3 button below.
Book Title: Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist
Author: Ruth Spiro
Grade Levels: K-8
Category: Books, Art History, Teaching Resource
Product Review: I was introduced to Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist at an art education conference and couldn’t wait to bring him back to my classroom!
The story describes a fictional young artist, Lester Fizz, a dreadfully unsuccessful painter. His life was changed when Uncle Edgar (yes, draw the art history reference) introduced him to a three-dimensional world. Filled with wonderful references to famous art and artists, Lester’s bubble-gum blowing skills transform into pink sculptural masterpieces.
My students were completely engaged throughout the story as they listened to the clever writing and studied the fabulous illustrations. On the author’s website, you can find an activity guide, artist word search and bubble gum fun facts to reinforce learning and make curriculum connections.
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