I think that my favorite types of lessons are when academic disciplines overlap. I don’t know if it’s the “two-for-one” bargain of it or the way it stimulates connections in the brain, but when a lesson crosses two or more subject areas, I get excited!
In this lesson, poetry and art intersect.
We visited the Impressionist Revolution exhibition at the Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, TN and thoroughly enjoyed it. The museum is so high tech: the audio guide is on an iPod. In fact, we downloaded the free app back at home and referred to it when Sprite did her notebooking followup to the field trip.
My idea came from this PDF Art & Haiku. All I had to do was explain the concept and Sprite was off and running. She sketched a small version of her favorite piece from the exhibit and composed a seventeen syllable haiku after the art.
And voila! Art and poetry are both done for the day.
Do you think this is a lesson plan idea you can use? Do you get excited about overlapping subject areas like I do?