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Young scholars discuss the sculptural group of Three Goddessesby Joseph Nollekens in a study of the classical past. In this Classical history lesson, students describe the three figures in the painting and read an excerpt for the story the art was based on. Young scholars visit various websites to research the Grand Tour and classical examples in today's forms of art. Students discuss American myths.
Middle schoolers examine the history of the National parks. In groups, they discuss the concepts of conservation and preservation. They discuss the use of natural resources and how some are renewable and non-renewable. To end the lesson plan, they research the role of Gifford Pinchot and the Hetch Hetchy controversy and discuss with the class.
Students understand the importance of evaluating the information from websites. In this Early American History lesson plan, students appreciate artifacts of early American Life and record information about them. Students then research more fully the artifact. Students share information and conclusions.
What was it like to live as an indentured servant or an apprentice in colonial Carolina? As part of a series of lessons focusing on the history of North Carolina, class members use a digital history textbook to examine primary and secondary sources about these forms of labor. Individuals then craft two letters; one from the point of view of an indentured teen, and one as an apprenticed teen. Writers describe their lives to their parents back in England.
Students study paintings, sculptures and of objects d'art as documents to study the 19th century Industrial Revolution. In this art history instructional activity, students study a chronological timeline of art during the Industrial Revolution. Students read about the art and artists of this method and time.
Learners are introduced to the culture of African American art. Using the internet, they research the events surrounding the Harlem Renaissance and discover how it produced a wide variety of art and literature. To end the instructional activity, by analyzing different pieces of artwork by various artists to identify the political statement in the art.
Students explore U.S. History by reading biographical text in class. In this Benjamin Franklin lesson, students read about the famous American's first job and the transition he underwent from printing to politics. Students define lesson vocabulary terms and create their own potato stamps.
Young scholars create a presentation on one of seven diseases common to sea going ships. In this diseases on ships lesson, students research diseases commonly found on ships of the late 16th and early 18th centuries. Young scholars read From Slave Ship to Freedom Road and choose a disease to present in a commercial, play, paper, picture book, poster, or other project.
This units gives high schoolers opportunities to * Research the history and patterns of French settlement in Louisiana * Discover three types of music (New Orleans jazz, Cajun, Zydeco) which are representative of the Francophone presence in Louisiana. * Make connections between the rhythms of the music and those of the French language.
Students explore the history of chocolate and its consumption. In this chocolate history instructional activity, students discover how industrialization changed the way humans consume chocolate. Students use the provided worksheet to note details they learn about chocolate consumption through the centuries.