Curriculum: Art and The Age of Revolution

Final project from Lily, a student at City-As-School, 2007.
Final project from Lily, a student at City-As-School, 2007.

In this curriculum students examine the questions: What is a revolution? Why do revolutions occur? Why do revolutions succeed or fail? How do the outcomes of revolutions vary? Within each revolution we will also analyze social and ethnic structures or hierarchies. These lessons were designed to enhance a curriculum on the Age of Revolution, focused on the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions, by featuring the work of contemporary artists Allison Smith and Kehinde Wiley, and graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi.

These lessons were created and written by Martine Kelsch, history teacher at City-As-School in New York City and Marc Mayer, Associate Educator, High School Programs at the New Museum.

Curriculum: Art and The Age of Revolution

This suite of lessons incorporates contemporary art into a curriculum on The Age of Revolution to enhance student learning. These lessons feature the artwork of Allison Smith, Kehinde Wiley, and Marjane Satrapi.