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Engage your class in a series of activities, each related to the use or analysis of symbols used to convey patriotic or national concepts. They identify different national symbols and explain their meanings, discussing the importance of symbols. Pupils also analyze images and songs for symbolic meaning, analyze the poem "The New Colossus," and finish by creating a symbolic poster.
Does the change in energy of matter lead to a change in mass? Upcoming chemists compare the mass of equal-volume, but different-temperature liquids and materials both before and after a chemical reaction has occurred. In another activity, they examine product labels to find commonly used elements and compounds. They use zinc and sodium hydroxide to change the chemical makeup of a penny. These activities, though pertinent to chemistry, are only slightly related to each other. You may want to use some and not others depending on what concepts you are teaching.
General chemistry classmates make qualitative and quantitative observations of unknown materials to discover the properties of metals and nonmetals. They also examine chemical properties of several elements. Research and assessment assignments round out this excellent exploration. Not only will your learners be enlightened, your load will be lightened by the user-friendly format of this resource.
Chemistry aces use an electrochemical cell to anodize a strip of aluminum. They apply an organic dye to it. In a practical application, they design a piece of jewelry out of the anodized metal and describe the process. Thorough notes prepare you to conduct the awesome activity with your learners, and a lab sheet keeps them on task.
A teacher's guide for a seminar held at the Cincinnati Art Museum includes a full description of several Pre-Raphaelite art pieces, artists, and connecting literary works. Excerpts from authors and poets can help you make the connection between art and literature for your class.
Whether in the UK or in the US, the mass of the copper in a copper alloy penny can be determined. If you are in the US, just note that on the lab sheet, a penny is identified as a "1p piece." The penny is dissolved by young chemists in nitric acid. They treat the resulting solution in order to form an iodide precipitatet. Finally, they titrate the solid with sodium thiosulphate and then use the amount to calculate the mass of copper. This is a top-notch lab to challenge your chemists with!
Where to begin? The art of the Italian Renaissance is such a rich topic, with new techniques, new styles, and an emphasis on new subject matter. Images created by the greats such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli are here for the viewing. Each image is dissected as they exemplify the techniques of the time such as, perspective and embedded geometry.
"To serve or not to serve?" That is the question facing participants in a debate about whether Japanese-Americans should have been required or allowed, to serve in the military during World War II. Beautifully crafted, the packet contains primary and secondary source materials that can be used to support either side of the question, details of the debate format, and a final writing assessment.
When Europeans first came back with tales of China, they provided vivid written accounts and minimal visual imput. This resulted in art rendered mostly from descriptive language. Learners explore this phenomena by listening to descriptions of specific Chinese masterpieces, then attempting to use just the description to guide their drawing. The lesson could result in an eye-opening class discussion.
If your learners are curious about human achievement, superlatives, or esoteric trivia, the Guinness Book of Records is a way to tap into instrinsic motivation and relevance. Here's an informational reading that will grab their attention while they practice comprehension strategies, making inferences, vocabulary development, and test prep. Seven multiple choice questions on comprehension, inference, vocabulary and more follow the reading. Includes detailed explanations for answers to each question.
“There are often dangers from snow and wolves and night.” Bram Stoker’s “Dracula’s Guest,” which may or may not have been the first chapter of the original Dracula manuscript, is the focus of a Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA). A copy of the story, templates, discussion questions, and assessment strategies, as well as step-by-step directions, are included.
Sure, your class knows the basic capitalization rules, but do they know the rules for geographical locations, ships, proper adjectives, and words after semi-colons? This four-page document details rules for the middle and early high school learner, and it offers two practice opportunities to assess their comprehension.
Children of all ages consider the cultural, social, and economic implications of artifacts found along the Silk Road. They'll examine and discuss a Tillya Tepe ornament made in ancient Afghanistan. After fully analyzing the ornament's artistic and cultural implications, they will make one of their own.
Finish off a unit on Medieval China with a creative scroll project. Learners must incorporate everything they have learned about the Tang or Song dynasty into a literati scroll. The requirements are clearly laid out as to what must be included, but the fun comes in how they choose to showcase it. They can paint, use calligraphy, or write poetry in a way that shows what they know. Multiple handouts are included.
What kinds of monsters and magic will Sir Charlie encounter in the forest? Find out in this truly immersive and inviting storybook. Playful music, narration, and animation lead young readers through the adventure.
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. They trace their hands and use the symbolic designs to create an image of a hand that represents who they are. This is a neat idea that can easily fit into any lesson on history, art, culture and traditions, or symbolism.
Do you ever think about what it takes for an artist to create a larger-than-life sculpture? Kids examine the piece, Scottish Angus Cow and Calf as it relates to scale, scale conversion, and artistic craft. They then use scale conversions to up size a token from the game Monopoly. They use paper mache techniques to create their life-sized game piece.
Students study a sculpture to identify the sense of movement it represents. For this art appreciation lesson, students look at images of Remington"s, "The Cheyenne." They examine the texture, color and sense of movement that is shown in the work. They show motion with their bodies while the teacher takes digital photographs of them.