Museum on the Move (4)

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Visual Art English
Grade Level Program Integration
6 60 min
6 lessons in total. Each lesson, including the docent classroom visit and museum visit, lasts 1 hour. ***It is a requirement that all participating 4th grade teachers and art teacher meet with Wadsworth staff in-person to receive program materials and review program goals in advance of classroom lessons, docent tour, or museum visit. Museum staff will visit the school for this purpose.
Combo of In-School Workshop & Offsite Tour The program is a combo: 1. Offsite classroom visit by docent to school, 2. Classroom lessons conducted by classroom and art room teachers (at your own pace), and 3. Museum tour. Typically the docent visit to classrooms and museum tour occur 1 week apart.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
October-Dec, February-April. Requires 2 scheduled dates for school visit/museum visit. Specific date pairs are set by museum and discussed in advance with booking teacher. Please inquire for scheduling. In-School, Offsite,
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no In-Person
Student workbooks with worksheets and a word bank; teacher manuals with lesson plans and supplementary materials; two large-scale reproduction posters of landscapes in the museum, USB of program images. All materials ay be kept by teachers upon completion of the program.

Teachers will receive a Teacher Discovery Pass, a one-time free pass to explore the museum to prepare for their students" upcoming tour and plan curricular connections.

Free busing is offered to all participants.
All materials are provided by museum except for art
lesson materials (drawing a landscape), which are to be determined by art teacher.
When docents visit the classroom, please prepare a space for them to write on the white board.
Museum on the Move is a fourth-grade art and literacy outreach program that develops students" oral presentation and descriptive writing skills through explorations of landscapes from the permanent collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Students learn to "read" and describe works of art, drawing from their imaginations, five senses, personal feelings, and unique perspectives. The artworks serve as students" texts to be closely observed, critically analyzed, and thoughtfully interpreted, and they subsequently act as inspiration for students" own descriptive compositions.
Over the course of four weeks, students participate in a series of activities, including active group discussions, close observation and writing exercises in the classroom and art room, a docent-facilitated lesson at the school, a docent-guided visit at the museum, and a hands-on activity in the art room. Built-in writing assessments will begin and end the program as a way for teachers to measure student growth. At the conclusion of the program, schools will have a ready-made exhibition of artworks and writing assignments. To preview the Museum on the Move curriculum, call (860) 838-4170 or visit http://thewadsworth.org/education/teachers/schoolprograms/. Program Structure The program consists of six components: Week 1: Introductory classroom lesson (taught by classroom teacher) Art room lesson (taught by art teacher) Week 2: Docent classroom visit (taught by museum docents) Week 3: Museum visit (taught by museum docents) Week 4: Art-making activity (taught by art teacher) Closing classroom lesson (taught by classroom teacher)
Scheduling for this program is based on school participation and is determined by communicating with Wadsworth staff after booking the program. We have a fixed number of program dates available which will be announced in Summer 2020.

Docent classroom visit takes place in the timeframe of 9:30-10:30 on a date predetermined with the school. Museum visit takes place in the timeframe of 9:30-10:45 AM, on a date predetermined with the school.
There must be sufficient chaperones on the field trip to ensure one school chaperone per student touring group in the museum.
The Wadsworth Atheneum encourages parent participation and seeks opportunities for parents to act as chaperones during tours at the museum. Chaperones accompany students in the galleries while monitoring the behavior of students and must remain with students at all times. There is no additional cost for chaperones. Chaperone guidelines are provided by the museum upon booking. There must be sufficient chaperones on the field trip to ensure one school chaperone per student touring group in the museum.

Grade 4

Grade 4: Writing Standards: Research to Build and Present Knowledge #9A: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character"s thoughts, words, or actions]." ).
Grade 4: Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration #1C: 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. 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.
Grade 4: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. A. Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.
Grade 4: Visual Arts: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. 2A. Analyze components in visual imagery that convey messages.