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Forced to Flee: Famine and Plague
Students examine facts about the Irish Potato Famine and explore primary resources, such as newspaper articles, photographs, songs, and poems, related to the famine. Once research is complete, they create a small collage of their...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Will Global Warming Push Trees to Extinction?
Students create a photo-collage. They combine different pictures into one composition. Students discuss and analyze the nature and mood of collage-making. They write their ideas and reflections of their original artwork.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Christmas Lesson Plan: Gross Motor & Fine Motor Skills
Practice gross and fine motor skills with fun Christmas- and holiday-themed activities. These holiday lessons include songs, games, and other engaging activities for both gross and fine motor skills. Kids will love pinning the nose on...
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts
Not Just Another Native American Lesson Plan
The focus of these eight lessons is to add enrichment to a regular core unit on Native Americans. These lessons are actually hands-on craft activities that accentuate the historical and cultural information young historians learn as part...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Creative Containers
Even functional everyday objects can be highly ornate and thoughtfully designed. Art analysts look at the form and function of an Inca jug used to transport liquid. They consider this jug in relation to other jugs fashioned throughout...
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Get Up Close and Personal: Margot Voorhies Thompson
Painting, printmaking, collage, calligraphy, and markmaking all in one work? Welcome to the world of Margot Voorhies Thompson. After viewing a PBS video about Thompson, emergent artists are encouraged to keep journals and sketchbooks,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe
Modern art is great to experience because it brings contemporary issues into everyday conversation. Upper graders consider the work of Mickalene Thomas, an artist that uses photo collage techniques to capture the beauty of African...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts