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K–12 Students and Educators

Discover lesson plans and activities below by grade level.

 

Grades K–5

Botanical Coloring Sheets

All ages | Bring nature inside with these coloring pages of plants, taken from works by botanical artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.


Patterns in Nature Curricular Support

Grades K–2 | This curricular support provides teachers and students with resources that align with the Patterns in Nature unit of the DCPS Arts Framework.


Flower Garden Curricular Support

Grades 3–5 | This curricular support provides teachers and students with resources that align with the Flower Garden unit of the DCPS Arts Framework.


The Orchestra: Strings Attached Curricular Support

Grades 3–5 | This activity guide provides teachers and students with resources that align with The Orchestra: Strings Attached unit of the DCPS Arts Framework.


Heliconia Pencil Topper Tutorial

Grades 4 and up | Learn about pollination and co-evolution with this paper craft tutorial.




Grades 6–12

Hummingbird Mobile Tutorial

Grades 6 and up | Learn about hummingbirds and the plant-bird relationship with this paper craft tutorial. Students will read about hummingbirds and create a hummingbird mobile by scientist and artist Amy Lamb.


Pre-Columbian Jewelry Word Search and Wari Textile Exercise

Grades 6–8 | Learn about materials and subjects in Pre-Columbian jewelry, and search for colors, shapes, and lines in a Wari textile.


Margaret Mee and the Amazon Lesson Plan

Grades 6–12 | Using the Heliconia plant species as a case study, students will explore an Amazon Rainforest ecosystem and the effects of deforestation.


AP World History Document-Based Question

Grades 10–12 | Prepare for the AP World History exam by using a sample DBQ that examines the role of artists, scientists, and other experts in response to the deforestation of the Amazon.