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Image: Bojagi, mid to late 20th century, Korean; silk, cloth. 

Storytelling Through Asian Art

Through classroom and museum experiences, elementary students will be able to describe how East Asian artists used various materials and symbols to tell a story using the work of art.
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“Early Autumn,” late 1200s–1300s, signed Qian Xuan, Ink and watercolor on paper. Detroit Institute of Arts

The Seasons in Bloom

Through classroom and museum experiences, elementary students will be able to accurately identify and describe various plants related to the four seasons as represented in a variety of East Asian art. 
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"On Anchor bay, Lake St. Clair, Michigan," 2010, Jeff Gaydash, American. Collection of the artist.

Looking at Michigan’s Great Lakes

Students build map-reading skills and explore themes of geography and the environment by using a special collection of Great Lakes photographs by Jeff Gaydash.
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Self Portrait II, 1938, Joan Miró, Spanish; oil on burlap

DIA At Home | Drawing Activities

Students call upon their own life experiences and imagination in these drawing activities as they explore what elements can be used to create a still life, portrait, and self-portrait.
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DIA At Home | Writing & Discussion Activities

Engage students of all ages with these three fun and easy-to-use gallery activities. Use the suggested images, which can be searched for at dia.org, or use your own images!
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