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Learning Art History By Concentration

Doherty art teacher Donna Breitenstein turned the game, memory, or concentration into an art history lesson for several grade levels during the first week of school. Breitenstein showed students a number of paintings on a grid that incorporated matching images, and worked with the students as they tried to make matches. “It’s a way to introduce students to various artists and artwork while having fun in a low-pressure environment,” said Breitenstein. “I want them to learn the images so they start recognizing famous art.” Some of the works in the concentration game were Egyptian and Japanese art, and works by Leonardo da Vinci and Franz Marc.