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Unit 4: Nationalism, Industrialism, and Imperialism

Lesson H: Social Responses to an Industrialized World

Activity 7: Artists Respond to Change

Similar to socialists and education reformers, artists were also uniquely shaped by the changes they experienced in the 19th century. New art movements emerged to reflect varying responses to the industrialized world. In the next activity, you will analyze this transformation in art in Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism.

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Classroom Activity - Artists Respond to Change

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Directions: In this activity, you will complete a jigsaw activity in a group about the new art movements that emerged in the Western world in the 19th century. Use the fact sheets to examine information about these movements. Your teacher may assign you to do additional research.

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Directions: Prepare a response to the discussion questions below. Follow your teacher's directions to participate in your class discussion.

  • How did art change during the 19th century?
  • What are characteristics of each of the new art forms?
  • How was each of the art movements shaped by the industrialized world?
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Select the link to review the Discussion Scoring Tool (pdf).


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