19th Century France Teacher Resources
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19th Century Art in the US
Visual literacy and art appreciation can start at any age. Expose your class to American art of the 19th century. They view two paintings and answer eight questions that require them to think about what they see and the techniques used to convey an idea.
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Changes in the New Nation
Learners explore how technology has slowly changed the world, starting in the 18th Century. For this United States History lesson, students work in teams to complete numerous activities that compare and contrast life before and after technological changes started to occur, such as the invention of the plow, the cotton gin or electricity.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Women in the 19th Century
How did women transform pre-Civil War America? Your young historians will learn about the cult of domesticity and discover the efforts of women to improve prisons, schools, and end slavery in the United States during the nineteenth century.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Charles Baudelaire: The Poet of Sickness and Evil
Students work in small groups to read, translate and discuss poetry by Charles Baudelaire. They use a graphic organizer to analyze the poems for Romantic elements and use their observations as a guide for class discussions and essays.
9th - 12th Languages
Bridging the Centuries: Teaching the Nineteenth Century English Novel Today
Students compare and contrast the elements used in the 19th century British novel and those novels in American society today. In groups, they brainstorm what it might have been like to be a teenager growing up in England during the 19th century and compare it with the information they gather from the novel itself.
12th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
19th Century Chandelier
Students discuss the lines, shapes, and patterns used to decorate a 19th century chandelier. In this visual arts lesson, students examine the lines and identify the patterns on the chandelier. Students create a papier-mache sculpture influenced by a 19th century chandelier.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
19th & 20th Century Composers: Exoticism
VH1 Music Studio has put out another great lesson that incorporates analysis, compare/contrast, and musical terminology. Kids will listen to the song "Habanera" considering the use of specific instruments in evoking a sense of location. They then compare that to the use of Indian instruments in several of the Beatle's pieces.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Nellie Bly's Newspaper Club: Introducing the Art of Writing
Young scholars use video and the Internet to research the life of Nellie Bly, a famous female reporter from the 19th century. They research a writer and present their information to the class in the style of a news reporter.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
The Industrial World Represented by 19th Century Artists
Young scholars study paintings, sculptures and of objects d'art as documents to study the 19th century Industrial Revolution. For this art history lesson, students study a chronological timeline of art during the Industrial Revolution. Young scholars read about the art and artists of this method and time.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
The Civil War: Causes and Aftermath
Students infer lifestyles of 19th century American culture in the North and South with daguerreotypes accessed from web sites. They access Internet sites to find biographical and related articles interpreting photography of Mathew Brady.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Decolonization and Nationalism Triumphant
This presentation's narrator follows the process of decolonization across nations throughout Afro-Eurasia. First highlighting Gandhi's efforts for independence in British-ruled India, learners are then quickly taken through a series of examples of decolonization, such as in Egypt, Indonesia, the Congo.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mastering the Sea
Pupils investigate what life was like on early 19th century ships. They participate in a Webquest, explore the website for the movie, 'Master and Commander,' watch movie excerpts, take an interactive tour of a ship, and answer discussion questions.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History
Scramble for Africa
In this fantastic simulation, your young historians take on the roles of imperialistic European countries in the nineteenth century and then "scramble" to carve up the continent of Africa! This is a very hands-on activity that will help your learners to understand the economic and arbitrary motivations of European powers in African colonization.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Haitian Revolution (Part 2)
Picking up at the betrayal of Toussaint L'Ouverture by Charles LeClerc during the Haitian (Saint-Domingue) Revolution, this video details the ambiguity of the role of slavery in early 1800's France. Equipped with maps, images, and vibrant, this presentation explores the events in the French colonies during Napoleon's rule.
17 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Journey to America
Fifth graders carefully analyze the artwork, Les Emigrants, and explore the reasons that people emigrated to the United States, and what life was like for new arrivals. They discuss what things immigrants were able to bring with them and what they had to leave behind.
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Guidance Notes: Inequality in Brazil
This resource includes six activity guidelines and accompanying worksheets for discussing the current trends of inequality in Brazil, particularly in preparation for the 2014 World Cup. Using a blank map, informational texts, and suggested news articles and videos, learners discuss the country's history of inequality and the Brazilian government's efforts to reduce poverty.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Republic and Its Images
Students study the meaning of The Republic and the symbols of the Republic. They learn definitions and look at images that are meant to be a lesson that comes before a museum visit. They look at images of artwork from this era of French history.
6th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts