A Splash of Red by Jen Bryant is the fascinating tale of renowned African American artist Horace Pippin. This module invites students to explore color, particularly red, which was Horace’s signature color. Students will use their imaginations as they read a wordless picture book and apply critical thinking skills as they step into Pippin’s famous painting, “Domino Players”, and learn the game of dominoes. This module investigates ways to face obstacles and persevere in spite of adversity.
This module contains the following lessons:
- Seeing Red
- A Magical Red Book
- Do You See the Red?
- A Splash of Red
- Sounds Like...
- A Sample of Paint
- Capturing Color
Splash, Visualize, Swatch, Dominant, Onomatopoeia, Unit, Length, Width, Chronological Order, Timeline
Note: This module is part of 2nd Grade: Series 2. The four modules in Series 2 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.