Strategies for Using Norman Rockwell in the Classroom: This lesson plan suggests how to practice close-observation skills to support the visual arts and science, and makes connections with language arts, social studies, and visual arts curricula.
Design-a-Mag: Using Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers from a variety of eras as inspiration, students examine magazine covers to discover the ways in which a magazine cover’s headlines and graphics express the main ideas of the articles inside. Students then select a contemporary article from a newspaper. They analyze its content and create their own Saturday Evening Post cover that summarizes the information contained in the article. Students also choose a political cartoon from which the text has been erased and provide their own text for the image. The product serves as their “letter from the editor.”