5th & 6th Grade

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Another Broken Treaty by Robert Griffing, 2013 Oil on Canvas

Headed West in 1845!
What could possibly go wrong?

School Group Tour

Headed West in 1845!
What could possibly go wrong?

Tour Description

On this tour, the works of Native and non-Native artists expose students to the Western territory during the years of Westward Expansion.  Students will study painting and sculpture from this era, using verbal and written responses to describe, analyze and interpret the artwork.

Tour duration: 90 min.

Florida Education Standards

VA.5.C.1.2 | VA.5.C.3.2,3 | VA.5.S.1.4
VA5.H.1.1,2,3,4 | VA.5.H.2.1,2,3 | VA.5.H.3.1
LAFS.5.W.1.1 | LAFS.5.SL.1.1

LAFS.5.SL.1.3 | VA.68.H.1.2 | VA.68.S.1.4
SS.8.A.4.1,3,4,5,6,8, | SS.8.A.4.In.p,a,c,d,
LAFS.6.W.1.1 | LAFS.6.SL.1.1 | LAFS.6.SL.1.3


To build observation and interpretation skills by looking at painting and sculpture
To discover how artists are inspired by stories from the past, and what art can teach us about the past
To connect art to history as an example of a historical record
To discuss elements of the narrative technique that 20th century artists used to convey 19th century stories
To analyze works of art using accurate art vocabulary
To build skills that enable independent art appreciation


Observation and interpretation skills
How artists use elements of art to convey a storyline, or mood and develop characters
How discussion, sketching, and writing deepens our appreciation of art
Art as an historical record

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art