Logo by Alicia L. McDaniel,
Creator of the Beauford Delaney Crossword Activity
Alicia L. McDaniel is the author of "Great Art Lessons for the Creative Soul" at www.artforthecreativesoul.com. A native of Detroit, Michigan, she has a B.S. in Art Education from Wayne State University and an M.A. in Humanities from Central Michigan University. A professional artist, she enjoys expressing her creativity by painting in bright colors and bold patterns.
Alicia has over 15 years of professional teaching experience. She has created "an affordable group of art history lessons, activities and games" that she makes available on her Web site. One of these lessons is the Beauford Delaney Crossword Activity.
Alecia considers this crossword puzzle to be a wonderful way to introduce secondary students (6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, Homeschool students) and staff to Beauford's talent:
After learning about Mr. Delaney many years ago, I began to teach students in grades 9-12 about his incredible talent as an artist and interesting journey as an African-American man in the 20th century. His work is inspiring and timeless.
The puzzle comes with a lesson plan, answer key, and activity sheet. Students are instructed to read a biographical paragraph about Beauford and then complete the puzzle.
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