Students observe a plant, explore different types of art, and create art that tells a story about their plant.
CA VPA: Creating—Anchor Standard 1: Generate and Conceptualize Artistic Ideas and Work. Creating—Anchor Standard 2: Organize and Develop Artistic Ideas and Work.
Lesson and Resources
Associated Education Resources
- Fun Activity: Native Plant Leaf Rubbing Activity
- Digital Gallery Tour: California Native Plants Ethnobotanical Digital Garden Tour
- Educational Video: California Native Plants: Ethnobotanical Garden Video
Teaching Tips for Different Learning Environments
Whole Class In-Person Learning: Groups assigned a plant characteristic and conduct a scavenger hunt to find examples in school yard. Take photos with electronic device or bring back students as a group and have them bring the class to the plant.
Whole Class Distance Learning: Group students and assign a plant characteristic. Students conduct a scavenger hunt to find examples at home and take photos. Groups present their photo on distance learning platform to rest of class.
Tech Fun: Use Padlet or Jamboards to describe plants. Use Flipgrid to share art and record story with art. Use inaturalist application for finding and observing plants
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