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Teaching Critical Thinking through Art, 2.4: Looking for Details with the Elaboration Game

In this lesson demonstration video, global studies teacher Greg Landrigan, from Sacred Heart School in Washington, DC, facilitates The Elaboration Game with his eighth-grade students, examining The Farm by Joan Miró. Greg divides the artwork into four quadrants for deep, collaborative looking.  He also tailors open-ended questions to help students focus on the curricular themes of immigration and identity, while encouraging them to make personal connections to the painting.