Claude Monet (Nov 14, 1840 - Dec 5, 1926) was one of the founders of French Impressionist painting. Celebrate his life with your students using these MY HERO multimedia resources.
Students analyze the following paintings by Monet and answer the discussion questions; then explore the suggested activities.
Discussion Questions and Activities
1. How does Monet use texture, light, and shadow in his paintings?
2. How do the paintings Haystacks and The Four Trees differ from the others by Monet?
3. Look at each painting. What color is used most in the painting? Which colors seem closer and which seem further away?
4. Choose two or three paintings: What do they have in common and what is different in each?
5. After analyzing these paintings, how would you describe Impressionist art to someone who is unfamiliar with it?
6. Research other Impressionist artists. Compare their work to Monet's paintings. How are they similar and how are they different?
7. Create your own original Impressionist art to submit to the MY HERO Gallery.
Students read one or all of the following stories about Monet before considering the discussion question and activity.
Story Written by a Middle School Student
Discussion Question and Activity
Research other Impressionist artists.
Who impressed you and why?
Share his or her story with MY HERO.
Students will develop critical thinking skills as they analyze artwork. Students will identify elements of Impressionist artwork.
The Claude Monet lesson plan was created by MY HERO Teacher and Learning Circle Director Laura Nietzer.
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Students can share their Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.
Organizer created on 10/22/2019 9:31:09 AM by Laura Nietzer
Last edited 11/18/2019 3:04:24 PM by Shannon Luders-Manuel