“Wild Land” Education Lesson Plans

Use these lesson plans in conjunction with your visit to the Park City Museum’s traveling exhibit, “Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting.”

Teacher Background Information on Thomas Cole and the lesson plans provided.

Pre-Visit Lesson #1: A Man of His Time (The life and legacy of Thomas Cole)

Pre-Visit Lesson #2: Your Own Neck of the Woods (Understanding how America’s perception of the environment has changed over time)

Post-Visit Lesson #1: Art as a Reaction (How cultural movements of a time period reflect an artists’ work)

Post-Visit Lesson #2: Nature’s Poetry (Explore poetry)