We continue our series of excerpts of Albert’s lesson plans for students from Chapter II of A Color Notation, the 1905 book that introduces the Munsell color order system using the three dimensions of color, HUE, VALUE, and CHROMA to define and differentiate color.
Part II of this book provides a course of study for teachers from first to ninth grade. The lessons are derived from a series of lectures given by Albert at the Normal Art School at UMASS.
After learning about value in the third grade lesson, and how to find light, middle and dark values, in fourth grade, students look to identify five values for each of the ten hues.
FOURTH GRADE LESSONS
1. Review sequence of three values in each of the five middle hues.
2. To recognize, name, match, imitate, and
3. find them on sphere and in objects.
4. Show five values of red.
Find them on large color sphere. Number them 1, 3, 5, 7, 9.
5. Match, imitate, and write:
6. blue-green compared with red
7. purple-blue compared with yellow
8. red-purple compared with green
9. yellow-red compared with blue
10. green-yellow compared with purple.
Treat as above and review.
Aim.—To recognize sequences combining five values in each of ten hues. To name, match, imitate, write, and arrange them.