Game for vocabulary
Art, masterpieces

How did you pick this theme or topic?
This worked well last year

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

Game: I gave them a letter, and in turn, they had to come up with a word starting with this letter. (see interm class)
I had printed out paintings, and names of painters, and the names of those paintings, but on separate sheets.
First, I gave them one or 2 paintings each. Then, I put titles in the middle, and they had to come pick the name of their painting.
Then I put the names of artists in the middle, and they had to come pick up the names of the artists.
Then I told them that I had 7 “families” and 14 paintings, so they had to find their “half” among the other paintings, and find the name of the movement (cubism…)
Then I asked them, in pairs, to choose on of the paintings, and describe it to the class ( I gave them 3 minutes to do it)
Finally, I told them to imagine a crazy story related to what was going on in the paintings ( they had all chosen a painting with characters). They had to give names to the characters, and invent relationships…

How did students react?

Very well, they loved it! And they knew a lot about art. They guessed almost everything, and they were quite inventive when they had to make up a story

Did they engage with each other and you?

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Paintings and printouts.
Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?