Lesson 1 (from Introduction, Paintings 1-20)
Introduction, Paintings 1-20
Andrew Newell Wyeth was born on July 12, 1917, in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The objective of this lesson is to explore the town of Chadds Ford.
1) Class Discussion: Lead the class in a discussion about Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Begin with defining the town's geographical location. Ask the students about any current perceptions they have about the town. How have these changed from their perceptions prior to reading the book? How would the students characterize the town in one word? Do the students feel like they want to visit? Why or why not? Do any of the students feel like they would like to live there? Why or why not?
2) Class Exercise: As an in-class exercise, have the students do some online research about Chadds Ford at the time that Andrew Wyeth was born. What changes have been made in the areas of architecture, commerce...
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