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History and Art Highlights: Guided Tour (K - 5)

Last changed: 07/13/2022 8:47pm
K , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 Visual Art
Visual Art Social Studies English
Both Grade Level and Arts/PE Program Alignment
1 120 min
1 120 min
One-hour tour of historic house and 45 minute hands-on activity led by museum staff.
Combo Offsite Tour & Offsite Workshop

Hill-Stead Museum
35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT 06032
All year, on first come, first serve basis. Dates TBD. Please call at least two to four weeks in advance to schedule. Offsite,
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Hill-Stead will provide all activity and tour materials onsite.
Please have students bring water bottles (no water fountain on site).
Name tags are very helpful for educators!
Please break up students into equal sized groups as recommended by Hill-Stead contact. There is a maximum of 15 students in one group + 1 chaperone while touring the house.
I CAN describe the impact Theodate Pope Riddle on Farmington and women’s history.
I CAN compare life at the turn of the century with modern Connecticut life.
I CAN create an artwork modeled on Monet’s style (en plein air, “broken color”).
Students will participate in both a tour of the historic home and an art-based hands-on activity.
(I CAN describe the impact Theodate Pope Riddle on Farmington and women’s history.
I CAN compare life at the turn of the century with modern Connecticut life.)
TOUR: 60 min:
Students will participate in discussions with the Museum Educator and their peers about the lifestyle of the Pope family, local Farmington history, servants at the turn of the century, and the students’ own modern experiences. Students will have a chance to see the historic home exactly as it was when Theodate Pope Riddle lived in it. Students will also learn about Theodate’s unique position as a professional in a time when women were still restricted from voting, pursuing careers and functioning with equal rights in a male-dominated society.
Tours are discussion based, inviting students to actively engage in critical discussions centered on the history of the home, art, and family.
(I CAN create an artwork modeled on Monet’s style (en plein air, “broken color”).)
ACTIVITY: 45 min:
Students will learn about the barriers that Impressionist artists faced and how their rebellion against the artistic standards of the time allowed for the development of modern art. Choose from two activities: creating a masterpiece “en plein air or creating a collage in a group.”
After completing their artwork, students will be challenged to write a short, age-appropriate poem (cinquain) to describe their artwork e and experience at Hill-Stead.
We love chaperones! However, too many can lead to over-sized groups.
Please keep in mind that one chaperone per 10 students receives complimentary admission.
Additional chaperones are welcome, but must be approved prior to your tour and will be responsible for paying their own entrance cost.

Grade K

Grade K: Speaking and Listening Standards: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas #4: Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
Grade K: Visual Arts: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. 2A. Describe what an image represents.

Grade 1

Grade 1: Speaking and Listening Standards: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas #4: Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas, and feelings clearly.
Grade 1: Visual Arts: Responding: Anchor Standards 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work. A. Interpret art by categorizing subject matter and identifying the characteristics of form.

Grade 2

Grade 2: Speaking and Listening Standards: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas #4: Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
Grade 2: Visual Arts: Responding: Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work. A. Use learned art vocabulary to express preferences about artwork.

Grade 3

Grade 3: Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration: 1: 3. Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
Grade 3: Visual Arts: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: A. Recognize that responses to art change depending on knowledge of the time and place in which it was made.
3: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. 1. Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

Grade 4

Grade 4: Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration: 1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
c. Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.
d. Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
Grade 4: Visual Arts: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: A. Through observation, infer information about time, place, and culture in which a work of art was created.
4: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. 1. Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

Grade 5

Grade 5: Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration: 1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
c. Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.
d. Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.
Grade 5: Visual Arts: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: A. Identify how art is used to inform or change beliefs, values, or behaviors of an individual or society.
5: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. 1. Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.
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Hill-Stead Museum

http://www.hillstead.org/