Writing Label Text for a Museum Portrait

Lesson plan for grades 4–12

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify and analyze key components of a portrait and relate visual elements to relevant historical context and significance
  • Conduct research on an individual who played a key role in American history
  • Write a museum label that clearly communicates select information appropriate to a specific task
  • Present information in a style appropriate to a specific audience
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