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Critical Analysis #1: "Videotape" Don DeLillo
In this critical analysis worksheet, students read "Videotape" by Don DeLillo and discuss the relevance of the author and date of publication, the general topic, and determine the type of writing. Students also summarize the work.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Dance Theatre Of Harlem
Exposing younger students to fine art enriches their learning experience and opens them up to a different mode of self-expression. Elmo and Zoe attend and narrate a ballet at the Dance Theater of Harlem. Show your class a similar ballet and ask them guiding questions to see how they interpret what they see.
4 mins Pre-K - K Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Music in Words
Your class can build strong, well-represented opinions about the music they hear. They listen to, and share thoughts about, a piece of classical music. Then they write a piece of music or a poem, and analyze their peers' work and their own creative processes.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 102 Views 563 Downloads
Constitutional Amendments And Gay Marriage
Upper graders critically examine the history and process of amending the U.S. Constitution in light of the current issue facing the courts on legalizing gay marriage. They read a variety of articles, watch news clips, and develop a position to discuss with the class.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 23 Downloads
Critical Analysis Leads to Global Action
Students discover the interconnectedness of the world. In this global studies lesson, students identify challenges the world faces and craft solutions to the problems they identified. Students present their findings in a PowerPoint presentation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Excerpt from Edward Bain's The History of Cotton Manufacture in Great Britain (1835)
Great Britain was where the industrial revolution began. The class reads an excerpt from a document written in 1835 describing cotton manufacture in Great Britain. They then answer two critical analysis questions.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 12 Views 25 Downloads
Center for Northwestern Art: Featured Objects
Each of the slides in this presentation provide learners with an image found at a northwestern art museum and a critical analysis of what can be seen in each piece. Learners can view this prior to a museum trip in order to build informational reading skills, or to better understand how art can be analyzed.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 2 Downloads
Stonehenge: Solving Ancient Mysteries
Learners explore archeologists and anthropologists and the tools and methods they use to gather and interpret scientific evidence. They research current archaeological excavations and contact the scientists working at these digs.
7th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
Jackie Robinson, WWII, and the Integration of Baseball
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this integration of baseball lesson, students examine sources regarding the Jim Crow laws, Jackie Robinson, and race relations during World War II. Students analyze documents and write essays that address the topics.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 35 Downloads
Documented Rights Educational Lesson Plan
How have groups struggled to have their unalienable rights recognized in the United States? Acting as a research team for the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, your young historians will break into groups to research how people groups like African-American slaves, women, Hispanic-Americans, and Native-Americans have worked to secure their freedom and equality throughout the nation's history.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Short Stories: The Fun Way
Do your young authors suffer from Writer's Block when they try to write short stories? Access their natural creativity with C-Gor, the writing monster! Intended for use with a SMART board (but not restricted to it), the lesson takes aspiring authors through a new writing process called C-Gor (Character, Goals, Obstacles, Results).
7th - 9th Language Arts 68 Views 340 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Elie Wiesel: Speaking Truth to Genocide to Power
Invite your learners to discover the efforts of Night author Elie Wiesel to promote awareness of genocide in the world. Your class will begin by watching and reading an interview of Elie Wiesel, and then work to create a "living" Holocaust museum by researching instances of genocide around the world and designing posters based on their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Poems: "The Rabbit"
In pairs or on their own, fourth graders read the poem, "The Rabbit." They then answer eight critical-analysis questions, requiring them to make inferences, and interpret the poem's meaning and use of language. The reading passage, analysis questions, and an answer key are included.
4th Language Arts 26 Views 210 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Coming to America After the War
As part of their exploration of the American dream, class members examine primary source materials to compare immigrant experiences of those arriving early in our country's history to those arriving in the US after World War II. To conclude their research, individuals respond to a writing prompt comparing the experiences of immigrants to those born and raised in the US.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Develop critical thinkers and awareness of the media's techniques. Impressionable minds analyze advertisements they see all around them in this potentially 3-week long unit of five complete lesson plans. Extended discussions, outside activities, videos, links, worksheets, etc.
9th - 10th Health 3 Views 7 Downloads
Here, Autumn Poplars is the painting upper graders will analyze. They look at techniques, time period, and the use of impressionism to convey a natural theme. They go outside to make observations of nature and use what they see to write a poem that invokes the feeling of the impressionist movement.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
The Iditarod, One's Will to Survive
Sixth graders listen to story The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto for background information on the Itidarod, research, follow, and log a musher's progress throughout the Iditarod Dog Sled Race, and take part in a survival course at a local gym.
6th Language Arts 8 Views 38 Downloads