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.
Working through A Child’s Introduction to Poetry, we studied haiku. (By the way, these free printable haiku notebooking pages are already posted over at The Notebooking Fairy.)
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?
Yes, I am the same way. I like to blend subjects. This, by the way, looks like a wonderful exercise!
I love it when I can cross off two lessons at one time. I always feel so accomplished! Thanks for the idea.
Jimmie, this is great!!
I love to be interdisciplinary with our studies. Thanks for the interesting post. I’m going to pass it along to our Japanese teacher.
Hi Jimmie, My daughter loves poetry, thanks for sharing the links. This probably isn’t the best place to do it, but … I am having difficulty signing into Homeschool Launch. I’ve left several messages on the help page, but It just sends me the same password that doesn’t work. … Can you help? My page there is “1homeschool” and has a red apple for the profile pic. Thanks for anything you can do.
amy in peru says
thanks Jimmie for submitting this the CM carnival! (http://fisheracademy.blogspot.com/2011/10/charlotte-mason-blog-carnival-pursuit.html)
amy in peru
poetry and art
make two-for-one lesson plans
score a hit for mom
(I couldn’t resist…sorry!)
Admiration, Hope and Love,