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New Review Archaeology Inventory Project
What can be learned from ancient art and artifacts? In the second of a series of lessons devoted to the history of Afghanistan, class members assume the role of archaeologists and investigate art found along the Silk Road. They observe, describe, and form hypotheses on the function of different pieces.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Henna Hand Designs Art Lesson: Make a Unique Self-Portrait
Explore the art and cultural significance of henna hand designs. You engage the class by providing background information that describes who, what, where, when, and why henna designs are used. Then, the class uses the included templates to create a henna self-portrait.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 29 Views 33 Downloads
Fritz Scholder: A Study Guide
In this engaging activity involving close analysis of abstract expressionist art, your class members will not only discover more about artist Friz Scholder's Native American art, but they will also have the opportunity to consider important concepts of identity and our expression of ideas.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 19 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Cultural Holiday Project List
After class members have spent some time researching a particular cultural holiday, have them illustrate what they have learned by choosing from this fantastic list of varied and engaging project ideas.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review In the Time of the Butterflies: Culture and History
Continue your study of In the Time of the Butterflies with this second lesson in a series of ten. Pupils participate in an exploration of the setting Julia Alvarez creates, a discussion about truth and fiction and their reading from the night before, and a writing assignment based on how the novel begins and how the characters are described.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Kabuki: The People's Dramatic Art
Discover the kabuki form of Japanese classical theater performance and its reflection of the historical evolution of Japanese government and culture. As the first dramatic performance form catering to the common people, kabuki is shaped by the basic tenets of Confucian philosophy and would later have a great effect on such artists as Van Gogh and Debussy.
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Cultural Comparisons
A game, research, and cross-cultural comparisons are in the works as you open an artistic instructional activity. Upper graders get analytical as they make observations that will help them create a link between abstract and creative thinking.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 37 Views 85 Downloads
A Critical Look at Aboriginal Art
Students observe art from different Aboriginal cultures. For this art evaluation lesson, students discover the different traditions of cultures from the Pacific North West. Students judge the art from these cultures with a specific criteria.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 29 Views 73 Downloads
Log in or sign up to save resources Samurai as Cultivators of the Arts: Poetry, Theater, and Tea
We don't often think military life and the arts as a two things that go together. Learners will examine how the Samurai and ancient Japanese military men were trained not just to fight, but also to create art through theater, poetry, and tea.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Impact of Cultural Values in EArly Industrial England
Tenth graders analyze works from the period of the Industrial Revolution in England and identify the cultural values depicted and inferred that paved the way for the Industrial Revolution to occur at this time. They create captions that may would have been appropriate to accompany the artwork.
10th Social Studies & History 11 Views 26 Downloads
Lesson: Culture & Change
Can a palace door be art? Can it facilitate an understanding of people and places? It certainly can! Using a palace facade as a lesson plan catalyst, kids will discuss geometric patterns, the kingdom of Swat, and geopolitical themes. They research the kingdom and prepare a presentation of the past and present geopolitical status of Swat.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
What a wonderfully creative way to have your class create a class journal. Learners use a variety of materials to design an art journal using collages, drawings, and paintings. An interesting and motivating variation on traditional journals.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 55 Views 129 Downloads
History and Traditions of the Samurai
The history and tradition of the samurai are analyzed as cultural norms that changed to reflect the times. The class will examine sets of samurai armor and clothing to describe how their role changed over an eight-hundred year period. They'll study content-specific vocabulary as they hone their reading and critical thinking skills.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Harlem Renaissance
Beauty, art, and truth is the creed of the poet, and the Harlem Renaissance was all of those things. Discover the reasons for the great migration north, the poets, musicians, and artists that were part of the Harlem Renaissance. Slides contain images and great information on many influential people of the time, as well as their contributions to modern American culture.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 61 Downloads
The Art of Choosing
Is having more choices always a good thing? Sheena Iyengar offers a thought-provoking presentation on the American predisposition toward more choices. A presentation with engaging anecdotes and real-world examples: from a simple study on soda options, to profound decisions of life or death, Iyengar urges her audience to take a closer look at other cultures and their fundamental differences in ideas about choice.
24 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Ohio Regional Cultures
Music and social studies combine in this rich lesson designed to deepen learners understanding of Ohio and its many cultural groups. After a whole class discussion on the cultural groups the make up Ohio's society and the elements of music, small groups choose one cultural group and research their music.
4th Social Studies & History 6 Views 44 Downloads
Communicating Through Art: Drawing Conclusions About Culture Through Artifact Study in Ancient China
Seventh graders identify key aspects of Chinese culture displayed through art. Learners analyze the connections between themes in art and architecture and the reflections this offers on Ancient Chinese culture as they write about the impact of geography on the types of resources used in art and architecture.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 44 Downloads