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New Review The Grapes of Wrath: Culture and History
Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Judy Garland. Jack Benny, The Lone Ranger, Edward R. Murrow. Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman. The second lesson plan in a unit devoted to The Grapes of Wrath establishes for readers the cultural and historical background of the 1930s.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Individuals as Instruments of Change
How does one become a catalyst for change? What are the challenges faced by those who take a stand for change? What part do the arts play in cultural change? Using primary and secondary sources from the 1920s and 1930s, class members explore these questions and craft an essay that presents their reflections.
8th - 12th Language Arts 51 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Jazz and World War II: A Rally to Resistance, A Catalyst for Victory
Young scholars examine the impact of WWII on the development of jazz music and consider how jazz music helped to boost morale of both soldiers and those left at home. They identify the function of jazz as a cultural export and discuss its worldwide effects.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 17 Downloads
Jews in America at the Time of Growth and Change: Forging New Frontiers
Tenth graders examine the role of Jewish Americans in the 1900s. They examing the changes in industry and inventions. They also identify how Jewish Americans changed society and religious organization.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
"Jazz is About Collaboration": Jim Crow Laws And Segregation
Young scholars explore development of jazz music in the 1930s by forming imaginary jazz bands which tour several cities in Depression-era America. Jazz band members create imaginary identities for themselves, develop publicity for their tour, and keep diaries of their journey.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 94 Downloads
The Reality of Life in the 1930s
Students examine the life style of the 1930's using art, music, the Internet and interviews as resources. They complete worksheets including a Venn diagram comparing two pieces of artwork. They determine what life during the Great Depression was like through these lessons.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 32 Downloads
Students explore various instruments used in different types of bands. They listen to a recording of sounds from different instruments and different types of bands. They choose their favorite instrument and make a life size outline of it on posterboard.
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
A Meeting Of Renaissance Minds
Seventh graders investigate the contributions of individuals during the Italian and Harlem Renaissance periods. In this Italian and Harlem Renaissance lesson, 7th graders research the two eras before writing a script. They write a script that develops a conversation between two significant persons of the era including details about the artistic, social, and political changes.
7th Language Arts 7 Views 75 Downloads
From The Great War To The Great Depression
Discover details about 1920's America. In this American history lesson, middle schoolers read From the Great War to the Great Depression. Students then research famous Americans from the time period and present their findings to their classmates.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 39 Views 118 Downloads
Beisbol! Latino Baseball Pioneers and Legends
Students explore Latin America by researching the favorite past time, baseball. In this Latin culture lesson, students identify the leaders in the Latin American baseball movement such as Felipe Alou, Jose Mendze, and the great Roberto Clemente.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 94 Downloads
Students read the "Chicago Tribute Markers of Distinction," and pick one famous person to write about. In this creative writing worksheet, students write about this person's home. Additionally, students pretend that 100 years from now, a marker of distinction is placed in front of their own home.
6th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
The Impact of the Music of the Harlem Renaissance on Society
Students define the community of Harlem. They explain the growth of music in this area and identify important people who spearheaded this movement. They identify places where music grew in Harlem and establish a visual as well as an aural account of the musical history of this era.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 38 Downloads
A Meeting Of Renaissance Minds
Seventh graders compare and contrast the Italian and Harlem Renaissance periods. Classmates examine the life of historical individuals and assess their contributions and impacts on the respective eras. Students role play individuals from each era, comparing their lives.
7th Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
Learners write poems using rhyme and meter as they come to understand the mechanical concept of rhythm. They discover that rhythm is seen in dance and sports, poetry and other literary forms, and communication in general. They recognize stylistic elements such as voice, tone and style, and draft, revise, edit and proofread for a legible final copy.
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Jazz: An Expression of Democracy
Students watch a video segment about the distinguishing characteristics of jazz. They describe those characteristics and the relation between the culture of jazz and democracy. They improvise simple rhythms and melodies.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads