BALANCING ACT

MATH
Have a class discussion on symmetry and reflection, then contrast and compare geometric shapes to irregular organic outlines.

HISTORY
Balancing acts are often used by circus performers. Have a class discussion about how and why this became so popular all over the world and talk about the different ways balancing acts can be used today in theatrical performances.

LANGUAGE ARTS
Study the art of using interjections, talk about how using exclamatory sentences, can verbally transfer an emotion, for example talk about how using the word “ooh” might be used to express amazement, or excitement while watching a balancing act being performed. Make a list of other interjections.

SCIENCE
Contrast and compare the Aboriginal dot like art to other famous art styles like Pointillism. Create a Venn diagram to visually show the similarities and differences.

EXTENSION
Have a contest and let students tape different coins or other objects to the clown’s hands, and discover which elements work better, and video tape the results then play back for a class critique.

Art Infused Cross Curriculum Educational Lesson Ideas – Balancing Act Design

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