Our Michelangelo lesson plan teaches students about the famous artist Michelangelo, including his artwork and his lasting impact on the art world. Students look at some of his art and learn about his other accomplishments as well.

Our Michelangelo lesson plan introduces students to the famous artist Michelangelo, his artwork, and his impact on the art world. A biography of Michelangelo is presented as part of the lesson, including his various apprenticeships and Christian artwork. Michelangelo’s most famous works are described with photographs, including the Sistine Chapel, David, and The Pieta. During this lesson, students are asked to choose one of Michelangelo’s paintings and create a rough copy of the painting just like he did as a young child and then explain why they chose to copy the painting that they did. Students are also asked to label works of art by Michaelangelo and answer questions about his life based on the lesson material.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify Michelangelo, list his accomplishments, and explain his impact on the art world.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.3

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Social Studies


3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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    Ruxandra R.
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    Great material for art class.