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Stories, foundations, and emotional connections await you and your students in this month’s Artwork of the Week bundle!

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J. M. W. Turner, The Slave Ship (Members’ Choice)

This stunning painting is more than it seems at first glance. Beneath the gorgeous sunset, the story of slaves tossed overboard is told with thoughtful details. Originally known as Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhoon Coming On, this artwork is certain to make for a powerful lesson. Vote for next month’s Member Choice in the poll on the homepage.

Guatemalan Worry Dolls

Worry dolls are a familiar addition to many childhoods. Passed down over generations as a safe place for children to share their worries, these little artworks serve an important purpose that’s especially timely now.

Eugène Delacroix, Selim & Zuleika

I love this artwork! It’s great for artwork discussions because there are so many interpretation possibilities. Students love to debate whether the story being told is one of love or kidnapping.

Grant Wood, Parson Weems’ Fable

Perfect for launching or deepening a lesson on the elements and principles, this painting is layered and full of examples of line, emphasis, perspective, proportion, shape, space, and color. From preschoolers to adults, everyone is delighted and confused by George Washington’s head. It’s also a fantastic addition to lessons on fables, myths, and storytelling.

Saloua Raouda Choucair, Poem Cube

This intriguing work was made by a Lebanese artist who primarily created “poem sculptures”. With plenty of activities to tie into Language Arts, the lesson plan also includes activities for students to be inspired by and connect with this artwork through a variety of creative projects such as collaborative artworks, exploring positive and negative space, and more!

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