Grade 3

You Gotta Have Art

Empowered Learner
paint palette


Art inspires students to do well in and out of the classroom. Students that have art may stay in school, be more motivated, have a positive attitude, and it may improve academic performance. Students will “tour” the free website of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and learn about art from around the world.

Students will:

  • Be able to learn about art from around the world from different time periods.

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Discover: To discover is to learn, find or find out.
  2. Imagine: To imagine is to think or believe.
  3. Create: To create is to make or produce something by using your talents or imagination. 

To prepare for this lesson:

Note: This can be done independently, as a whole class and with partners.

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the site in the Teacher Resources. 

Directions for this activity:

  1. Introduce the MET website to the students.
  2. Start with the map and model how to explore by clicking on the red and yellow markers.
  3. Markers contain fun facts, information on the art object, videos, discover, discussion questions, and a create.
  4. Click the arrow to return to the map.
  5. The Time Machine allows the student to select a time period, geography, and big ideas. Once selected a list of results will come up. Click the Push button for results.
  6. The video tab provides many videos on Creating, Q&A, Made by Kids, and Celebrate.

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Students prepare short speeches on the art that they investigated. 
  • Students can create their own art that connects to their selection.
  • Exit ticket with a fun art fact.
  • Class discussions.
  • Students create a slide presentation with Google slides.


MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Empowered Learner
1a. Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
1b. Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
1d. Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge 


Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

Apps. Extensions, Add-ons

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  • The students write about art in journals.
  • The students create captions for art.

Students create their own art projects after viewing art from different artists, types of art, and time periods. 

Locate where the art has originated on a map.

This task card was created by Julie Hoehing, Lake Shore Public Schools, June 2021.