What Happened Before? What Happened After?

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This strong student watercolor was the result of a lesson developed by Sabbath ELA teachers. Here’s teacher Heidi Williams’ description:

“The ELA students at Sabbath Middle School recently participated in an inference-themed art integration lesson.  Students were shown background and art from Winslow Homer, a famous American painter whose subjects were primarily marine. Students were shown “Gulf Stream” and given the directive to write a paragraph inference on either what happened leading up to the painting or what happened after.  They then passed their paragraphs to the left, and the task was to paint the inference in front of them!  Students worked diligently for two days and created beautiful watercolor images that they were proud to share.  We are very proud of the art integration they have accomplished and cannot wait to see what they are able to experience next!”

I wonder if this is “what happened after”…

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Take a look at Winslow Homer’s “The Gulf Stream”

“What Happened Before?” “What Happened After?”

The Value and Practice of Visual Thinking Strategies”

Is available on ERIC website. ED565889 is the manuscript’s ERIC number.

The authors are: Heidi Williams, Claudia Burns, and Peggy Daisey.

 

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