Cornell Cabinets in Third Grade

Third graders did a short lesson on artist Joseph Cornell, who is famous for his mysterious boxes of what seem to be random objects.

In groups, students researched his work and found out that oftentimes there were hidden connections between the objects, which usually represented interests that Cornell had. 

Students then used Kidspiration (a fun graphic organizer program with a nice database of a variety of “object” clip art that students can use) to create their own curious cabinets.  They had a blast finding objects to represent their interests.

What would you put in your cabinet?


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