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Suit of Armor


Suit of Armor

1st Grade


Art Institute of Chicago overview

Suit of Armor detailed discussion by the Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago armor collection


Suit of Armor presentation &  Suit of Armor prezi

Suit of Armor prezi by Rachel Neustadt

Teacher Handout:

Suit of Armor handout

Art Project Ideas:

Shield with Coat of Arms


Notes from Previous Presentations

Please contribute your comments, helpful suggestions, websites, presentations, art project ideas to the above link.  The kids and future volunteers would benefit so much.  THANKS!


Photos from Previous Presentations

Please share any pictures or videos you took during your presentation.  They can be uploaded to the above link.  Pictures can also be sent to parents through the SeeSaw app. Please contact the classroom teacher for more info.  THANKS!

The presentation should not take more than 15 minutes.  Feel free to talk more about the artist while the kids are doing the art project.  Allow students at least 40 minutes to do the art project.  Asking for about 1 hour total should give you enough time without rushing.

If volunteers are in short supply, consider combining all the first graders for the presentation into one classroom.  (You will need to ask the personal opinions of the teachers to see if it would work with kids of their age and temperament.)  After the presentation, the kids can return to their respective classrooms to do the art project.  There will need to be at least one parent volunteer in each class during the art project.  More time should be scheduled with the combined classroom setup.

For whatever art project you do, please be sure to check on availability of supplies from PIA cabinet or art room well ahead of time so they can be ordered at a discounted price.  If you end up buying your own supplies, please be sure to submit an expense voucher to be reimbursed so we can keep track of actual expenses.