We spent a good amount of time at the National Gallery of Art. The first hour of our visit was spent with a museum docent, in small groups, looking in detail at a work of art. I was desperately hoping to do the activity with the paintings of London, and was thrilled that this was assigned to my group!
The following is an activity delivered by the docent - not created by me - but easily recreated by you!
As a Londoner, I have been passed this location many times. I know it inside out. I've been inside the houses of parliament many times and walked and bussed over Charing Cross Bridge more times than I can count. It was interesting for me to hear the students reflections throughout the process, especially those that did not know the location.
Here is what we did:
After this we
The National Gallery of Art have many educational resources, including information for High School groups visiting and lessons you can do in your classrooms.
You can also explore over 42,000 pieces from their collection through the Google Cultural Institute here.
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