In terms of social studies, explore some of the most famous portraits from the past and have students analyze what was so influential (or controversial) about them. One of those pictures is analyzed with a great lesson plan from TED Education. They can even research and report back on a portrait that they thought was incredibly influential in history. But, maybe start by watching a video history of portraiture, or for a more advanced look, this episode on the Art History of the Selfie is a great jumping off point.
For some STEM education, young students can begin to study the symmetry of our face and we can look deep into the golden ratio and its effects on conceptions of beauty. TED Ed also has a great idea for participating in a huge art event based on students' portraits. Want to go further down the tech rabbit hole? KQED has you covered with a lesson on how facial recognition software works and whether or not we should be concerned.
So without further ado, here is what Google thinks of me. The second one looks eerily similar. The painter of the first portrait, Giovanni Battista Moroni, was said to have exhibited a "startling naturalism and vitality, rarely matched by other artists of the period." Anyway, feel free to let us know how you are using this app in the classroom in our comments section below!