Grade Levels for Activities
Each activity as written is for a general range of grade levels. Adjustments for grade or ability levels
are made by preparing the students well with a discussion and a good, close look at the pertinent
images and text in the module, followed by a division, if necessary, of the activity into parts that can
be accomplished in one-period increments over several days or weeks. For example, the theorem
painting activity could be divided into
1. Viewing and discussing several theorem paintings on line, in person, or in books
2. Drawing the still life in pencil (thumbnails, then a full-size sketch)
3. Tracing and cutting out stencils
4. Painting the theorem
5. Sharing the painting with others
Resources for Folk Art:
Andre, Linda Linnard. Beyond the Frame: Using Art as a Basis for Interdisciplinary Learning .
Smithsonian Institution Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 1995.
Lipman, Jean, Elizabeth Warren, and Robert Bishop.
Young America: A Folk-Art History
. Hudson
Hills Press, New York, 1986.
Johnson, Kathleen Eagan.
The Limner's Trade
. The Newtown Bee: Antiques and the Arts Weekly.
Bee Publishing, Newtown, Connecticut. The article includes a history of limners, miniatures, and the
career skills of folk painters.
http://www.thebee.com/aweb/archive/limner.htm
This is a school Web page that features a QTVR of The Carbondale Jug by Anna Pottery.
http://
www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/Jefferson/Museum/AnnaPottery.html
This is an article about the Lakeview Museum of Peoria's collection and exhibition project of
Illinois coverlets. It includes information about Illinois weavers.
McKinsey, Kristan H., Glick, Nancy Iona, with Matumby, Katherine H. Illinois Jacquard Coverlets
and Weavers. The Newtown Bee: Antiques and the Arts Weekly. Bee Publishing, Newtown, Con-
necticut.
http://www.thebee.com/aweb/archive/weave.htm
Knight, Judy. From Hair to Eternity . Commercial site for Victoriana article gives a description of
hair weaving and other decorations of the period.
http://www.countrycollector.com/spring98/hair.html
This is a list of online resources for appliqué from About.com's Susan Druding's.
http://quilting.about.com/hobbies/quilting/msub_applique.htm?once=true&