Pursuing Pablo Picasso
The life and art of the man with many faces

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Purpose: To inform the reader and create interest about a famous artist in history using informational text and a multimedia presentation.  


BIG IDEA:   Pablo Picasso is known as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Due to his life events, his mood, and interests, Picasso’s painting style changed over the course of his life.


During this lesson third grade students will:

  • Develop an understanding of some key events in Pablo Picasso’s life.
  • Understand and discuss how imagination played a role in the art of Picasso.
  • Give and explain an opinion on the art of Pablo Picasso.
  • Create art in the style of Picasso’s Cubism.
This lesson meets the following Common Core State Standards for third grade students:
ELA Literacy:  Reading for Information: 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7.
ELA Literacy:  Writing:  3.1, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7