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Activities adaptable to multiple grade levels

Character, setting, and plot in art

Select a work of art and discuss and/or write about the following:

Character

Choose a person, animal, or inanimate object in a work of art to explore as a character. What traits does this character possess? In what time and place do they exist? Where have they been? Where are they going? How do they feel? What are their thoughts and dreams? What do you see that tells you about them? What remains a mystery?

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Setting

Is the setting in this work of art indoors or outdoors? If it’s outdoors, what can you tell about the season, weather, location, and time of day? If it’s indoors, what can you tell about the time and place it depicts? What visual clues tell you this information?

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Plot

What happened before the moment depicted in this work of art? What will happen next? If there is a conflict or problem in the story, how will it be resolved? What do you see that informs your ideas? Why do you think the artist chose to depict this moment in the story?

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