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Documenting Deco: K–12 Learning Program

Activity Four: Art Deco Around the World
Materials provided in the activity three packet include:
  • Activity Four Lesson Plan

  • Give One/Get One Chart handout

  • Art Deco Around the World handout

  • Ticket Out handout

Additional downloadable materials include:
  • Art Deco Around the World PowerPoint by ADSNY

The presentation can be previewed to the right but it must be downloaded for full user experience.

Optional videos that may be helpful with this lesson:

  • Art Deco, The Architecture Tour

This video can be viewed below 

In this lesson instructors and students will explore the international origins of Art Deco through a PowerPoint and group activities that offer some examples of how various locations have adapted the Art Deco architectural style. As some students have connections to other countries, it may be of interest to them to learn more about  international Art Deco connections and the global cultural influences that are evident in much of the design of the Art Deco style.


The Documenting Deco Educational Program is provided with funding and support provided by:


This educational program would not have happened without the assistance of many individuals who contributed their time, talents, and knowledge to make it possible. Many thanks to architect and photographer Richard Berenholtz, who inspired Documenting Deco and shares his vast experience with students participating in the program; Judith Spokony, who brings more than thirty years as a New York City educator to creating the teaching guide and student materials; television producer Pamela Kawi who has contributed her talents overseeing all our media; Damian Cavalo for videotaping Richard Berenholtz’s interview; Sandra Tansky for her careful editing and helpful suggestions; Meghan Weatherby, ADSNY’s Executive Director, for her extensive design skills, knowledge of Art Deco and endless patience spending countless hours designing all elements of the final print and online components of program; and Christine Stoddard for her exceptional development and implementation of this program.


Many thanks to the instructors and administrators, for bringing this program to your students. We welcome your suggestions as we expand the program to more schools in the coming year.

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