4th Grade

fourth grade

Significant Question:  What forces impact our world?

Masterwork:  Stone City, Iowa, 1930 by Grant Wood

Original Creation: Students created a hills landscape drawing using the six elements of art similar to how Grant Wood painted.  Inside their hills are reflections on the prairie, the plains Native Americans, Iowa agriculture, and Grant Wood. Also included are  the forces that impacted them or how they impacted the world.

Overview: The geography, culture and history of the Midwest region impact our world. Students will experience artwork by Grant Wood and describe how the Midwest influenced his work. They understand the Native Americans lived a balanced life on the prairie. Students will learn how the geography of the MW prairie was formed and will draw conclusions about how agriculture feeds a growing world.

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