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INSIDE ART - Extracted

Mary Mattingly, Pull, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

The Fall 2016 edition of InsideART focuses on the USFCAM exhibition Extracted.

Growing consensus among scientists suggests that we live in a new geological epoch characterized by humankind’s impact on Earth: the Anthropocene. This impact is evidenced in part by remainders of fossil fuel production and consumption, petrochemical use, industrial agriculture and mining. Extracted brings together a group of artists whose work investigates the extraction of natural resources, and the material and cultural circulation of such resources around the globe. Participating artists: Mary Mattingly, Otobong Nkanga, Claire Pentecost, David Zink Yi and Marina Zurkow. Extracted is curated by Megan Voeller and organized by USFCAM. Claire Pentecost's participation is supported by USFCAM's Art for Community Engagement (ACE) patrons: Sharmila and Vivek Seth, Allison and Robbie Adams, Courtney and Jason Kuhn, Francesca and Richard Forsyth, the Stanton Storer Embrace The Arts Foundation, and the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation.

InsideART Extracted lessons are written by USF College of Education faculty Dr. Bárbara C. Cruz, Professor of Social Science Education and Dr. Cheryl Ellerbrock, Associate Professor in Teaching and Learning; Sarah Mead, M.A., Doctoral Student in the USF College of Education; and Noel Smith, Curator, IRA.

Common Core State Standards – In addition to Visual Arts and Social Studies curriculum standards, lessons in the InsideART curriculum cover Common Core standards related to:

  • Reading: Informational Text
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Language
  • Literacy in History/Social Studies


The links on this page allow you to download the index and lesson files of the Extracted InsideART.

  • Click ONCE on links to open, or right click (control click) to download
  • Files can be downloaded individually or as a complete archive (.zip) at the bottom of the page.
  • Curriculum and readings are available as both Microsoft Word documents (.docx) and Adobe Acrobat documents (.pdf)
  • Presentations are Microsoft PowerPoint presentations (.pptx)


Otobong Nkanga, The Weight of Scars, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands


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Extracted Files

Lesson_Files_Index_Extracted.docx (.pdf)

Crosswalk_Overview_Extracted.docx (.pdf)

1A) Claire Pentecost – Social Studies Lesson
1A.2.Claire_Pentecost_lesson_plan.docx (.pdf)
1A.3.Claire_Pentecost_5_Questions.docx (.pdf)
1A.4.Claire_Pentecost_5_Questions_(worksheet).docx (.pdf)

1B) Claire Pentecost – Art Lesson
1B.2.Pentecost_and_art_activism_lesson_plan.docx (.pdf)
1B.3.Pentecost_Art_Challenge_Instructions.docx (.pdf)

2A) Mary Mattingly – Social Studies Lesson
2A.2.Mary_Mattingly_lesson_plan.docx (.pdf)
2A.3.Mary_Mattingly_Word_Wall.docx (.pdf)
2A.5.Mary_Mattingly_Owns_Up_(Viewing_Guide).docx (.pdf)

2B) Mary Mattingly – Art Lesson
2B.2.Word_Wall_Mattingly_art_lesson.docx (.pdf)
2B.3.Mary_Mattingly_art_lesson.docx (.pdf)
2B.4.Mattingly_Art_Challenge_instructions.docx (.pdf)

3A) Otobong Nkanga – Social Studies Lesson
3A.2.Otobong_Nkanga_lesson_plan.docx (.pdf)

3B) Otobong Nkanga – Art Lesson
3B.2.Otobong_Nkanga_and_artists_who_map_lesson_plan.docx (.pdf)
3B.3.Otobong_Nkanga_Map_Making_Challenge.docx (.pdf)
3B.4.Otobong_Nkanga_Word_Wall_Artists_who_make_maps.docx (.pdf)

4A) Marina Zurkow – Social Studies Lesson
4A.2.Marina_Zurkow_lesson_plan.docx (.pdf)

4B) Marina Zurkow – Art Lesson
4B.2.Zurkow’s_Petroleum_Manga_and_Hokusai_lesson_plan.docx (.pdf)
4B.3.Word_Wall_Zurkow’s_Petroleum_Manga_and_Hokusai.docx (.pdf)
4B.4.Zurkow_Art_Challenge_Instructions.docx (.pdf)

Download Complete InsideART Fall 2016 Extracted Materials
Lessons plus index (.zip - 255 MB)

David Zink Yi, The Strangers, 2014. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Johann König, Berlin

Further Resources:

Download the Extracted exhibition booklet in pdf format

If you have questions about the lesson plans or about the Extracted exhibition email an expert