3rd & 4th Grade

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A Western Heritage by Jason Rich, 2008 Oil on Board

Go West, Young Artist

School Group Tour

Go West, Young Artist

Tour Description

What drew artists to the Wild West?  How did artists reflect what they saw? How do they honor individuals and other cultures in their work?  Students will visit the Native Life, Native Artists and the Frontier Galleries to answer these questions looking closely at one piece of art in each gallery.  A writing activity is included.

Tour duration 90 min.

Florida Education Standards

VA.3.C.3.2 | VA.3.S.1.4 | VA.3.H.1.1,2
VA.3.H.2.1, 3.1 | SS.3.G.2.6 | SS.G.3.1
SS.3.G.4.1,2 | SS.3.G.4.4 | LAFS.3.W.2.4
LAFS.3.SL.1.3 | LAFS.3.L.3.5 | VA.4.C.1.2
VA.4.C.3.1 | VA.4.C.3.3 | VA.4.S.1.4
VA. | VA.4.H.1.1 | VA.4.H.1.3
VA.4.H.2.1 | VA.4.H.2.3 | LAFS.4.W.1.1


To see the geography and history of the Western U.S. through the eyes of artists
To learn how artists use different techniques to express styles and subjects
To understand how artists contribute to the documents that help us to understand the past
To communicate using a visual art vocabulary
To practice museum etiquette
To write a reflective or opinion piece using visual vocabulary to describe an individual who is honored in an artwork


Art as geography and history
Characteristics and elements of art used to express subject matter and different styles
Definition of art terms
Art as documents that reflect the past
Methods of viewing art
Museum etiquette

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art