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Illusions of Depth (Elementary Art Lessons, Arts Wire)

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Author:Michael Delahunt
Description: A 3rd grade lesson plan on "Seeing Near and Far": students learn how overlapping and size differences show perspective, and that on a level surface, the lowest part of a near subject is lower in a picture than the lowest part of a farther subject, recognizing which objects in a picture are near and which are far. This is an introduction of the concept of the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional surface.

Levels: Late Elem. (3-5), Sixth Grade
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Euclidean Plane Geometry, Art, Architecture
Math Ed Topics: Interdisciplinary/Thematic Studies

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