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Students research Langston Hughes poetry for his use of figurative language. In this poetry analysis lesson, students research the life and poetry of Langston Hughes and his use of vivid words. Students complete 23 different activities for the lesson and choose adjectives that describe their sensory experiences.
Fifth graders research experiences of African-Americans under the institution of slavery by exploring and reporting on Library of Congress material, including information from primary and secondary sources. Students share the information they gather with their classmates, and present information by creating a pamphlet, written in the first person, describing a life in slaver.
Students explore the concept of women entrepreneurs. In this women entrepreneurs lesson, students read an article about women opening their own businesses. Students discuss factors influencing women to become entrepreneurs. Students conduct interviews with people who have a job in non-traditional role, for example a male nurse or female doctor.
Explore concepts of audience, purpose and symbols in this lesson from Media Smarts that asks students to consider all the functions of music. Through a series of discussions and activities, your class will brainstorm possible functions of music and then think more deeply about how music can become a symbol of a time period, an event or a product through advertising. As a very cool final activity, small groups create multimedia collages of visuals and audio that express one function of music.