Lesson Planning in the Context of Projects
Helping Children Sketch and Draw from Observation

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign-Early Childhood & Parenting Collaborative

This extremely detailed site holds an enormous wealth of art activity information including photos of children observing the subject they will be working from, then creating their projects,  followed by photos of the resultant creations. Introduction: Sketching and Drawing from Observation in Project Work; Lesson Planning Suggestion: The First Sketches; Extending the First Experience; Ideas for Later Activities; Documenting What Children Know and Do; Planning to Include Children with Special Needs; Planning for Children with Home Languages Other Than English; Benchmarks Addressed When Children Draw and Sketch from Observation; Beyond the Benchmarks: Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions; Resources about Sketching and Drawing.