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Quattrocento Italian Art
The Italian Renaissance was a period of great art and architecture. Show your class the achievements that define the Quattrocento period in Italian art and style. This slide show centers around Florence, the architecture, sculpture, and the masters that lived there during the 1400s. Note: This is a well-developed art presentation but is not punctuated by text, it is visual only.
Discover the Past
Third graders write an informational report and create a visual display about a significant historical invention. They create a timeline of their own lives and write a "newspaper article" about something significant they do in the future.
Globe Skills Lesson 2: Paving the Way for Columbus
Students explore the expedition of Christopher Columbus. In this geography skills activity, students consider the technological advances that made Columbus's expedition possible as they complete a latitude and longitude activity.
Students study the culture and time period of the Timucua in Florida. They design pottery and a group dramatization of the daily life of The Timucua.
Traveling the Silk Road
Learners take a virtual trip down the Silk Road. Using a map, they trace the location of the trade route and others that were developed later. They use different spices and goods to trace how they came to the Americas. They answer comprehension questions to end the instructional activity.
Young scholars engage in a lesson plan that is concerned with the concept of medieval ages. They conduct research using a variety of resources and use the information to perform in some roleplay activities. Students also create research papers about medieval times.
For this geography worksheet, students read about the history and culture of Southeast Asia. Students take notes and answer 4 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
Exploring Change: Food
In this food technology worksheet, students first read a text detailing the changes in food and food technology in the last millennium. Students complete 3 pages of comprehension exercises pertaining to the food technology information presented.
Good Citizenship and Philanthropy
Students discuss how to work together to solve community problems. For this community problems lesson plan, students discuss how their home, school, and community could benefit from group work and philanthropy. They read different situations and come up with solutions.
Introduction to Philanthropy- Recognizing Good Citizenship and Philanthropy in Our Community
Students define philanthropy. In this community lesson, students read A River Ran Wild and discuss the needs in the communities presented. Students discuss aspects of philanthropy in a community and brainstorm elements of a healthy community. They develop a definition for philanthropy, public good and common good. Students brainstorm ideas that would fill needs in the community.
Our Knowledge of the Universe
High schoolers explore an idea about the history of human knowledge of the universe and understand the process of scientific exploration. In this scientific exploration lesson students contemplate the state of astronomy and future missions.
The Exploration Age
Students discover information about the early explorers. In this Exploration Age instructional activity, students watch "The Great Age of Exploration'" and respond to the provided questions about the video.
Mental Health 2: Bedlam
Students are oriented to the kinds of treatment and care the mentally ill received prior to the 19th century-using the example of England's legendary Bedlam, the world's oldest mental health asylum.
Should the Ming End the Treasure Ship Voyages?
Eleventh graders role play a scene before the Dragon Throne in which various advisors respectfully advise the Emperor on whether or not he should continue the voyages. Have the Emperor make a decision. Have the class make a decision, stating its reasons.
Native Americans and Native Plants
Students take a field trip to a native plant culture. They need to describe where the plants were before the Europeans occupied North America.
Welcome to North America
Fifth graders are introduced to their year-long study of North America. Students will investigate regions of North America, American Indian cultural regions and the influence of European colonization. During their study, 5th graders will create a picture book documenting their learning.
Orienteering - The Fundamentals
Students investigate the concept of a compass and it has been used in the past and in modern times. They practice using it in the wilderness in order to test its importance in various exploring activities. Each activity is accompanied by specific vocabulary.
STAINED GLASS IMPRESSIONISTIC LANDSCAPE GREETING CARD
Students research the history of stained glass and Mother's Day. They practice mixing colors related to the artistic style of impressionism.Students also research the concept of landscape and how the impressionist artists used them.
West African Art
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of West African Art. They conduct research using a variety of resources. They focus upon the history, geography, economics, and political systems. The information is used to create class presentations or have class discussion.
Learners discover how paint is made, then create their own paint which they will use to create a picture. After witnessing the processes of emulsion and suspension, students work in groups to create their own paint, and then create their own pieces of art.