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Teaching Critical Thinking through Art, 2.3: Looking with Nouns, Adjectives, and Verbs

In this lesson demonstration video, National Gallery museum educator Elizabeth Diament leads fourth and fifth grade students from Maury Elementary School, Washington DC, in an observing and describing routine called Looking: Nouns/Adjectives/Verbs with the painting New York by George Bellows. The students then use their descriptions to write collaborative poems.