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Historical Context: African-American Oral Tradition
For this African-American oral tradition worksheet, students read and learn about the vast and important history of the oral traditions that existed in the African-American culture. Students use this worksheet as a pre-reading text to Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.
10th - 11th Language Arts 25 Views 62 Downloads
New Review To Kill a Mockingbird: Culture and History
The second of 10 lessons in a unit study of To Kill a Mockingbird establishes the historical and cultural context of Harper Lee's novel. The class listens to second part of an audio that describes Lee's life experiences that parallel the novel, including her friendship with Truman Capote.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Activities for Teaching “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
Use all of these exercises, assignments, and assessments or pick and choose your favorites for your study of "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. In this resource you will find: an informational text to examine, vocabulary lists and exercises, comprehension and paraphrasing exercises, various graphic organizers, information on setting, a chance to compare literature, an activity centered around meter and rhyme scheme, an extended writing assignment about extended metaphor, a poem-writing assignment, and a quiz.
7th - 9th Language Arts 123 Views 103 Downloads
Investigating the Harlem Renaissance
The work of Langston Hughes opens the door to research into the origin and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and how the literature of the period can be viewed as a commentary on race relations in America. In addition, groups are assigned one critical approach to use to analyze Hughes’ play, Mulatto: A Play of the Deep South.
11th - 12th Language Arts 31 Views 211 Downloads
Figures of Speech: A Midsummer Night's Dream
High school readers analyze figures of speech in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with support from a two-page worksheet. They respond to four multi-step questions regarding the use of metaphors, similes, hyperbole, and irony in the play.
8th - 12th Language Arts 38 Views 126 Downloads
Sophocles' Antigone: Ancient Greek Theatre, Live from Antiquity
Students analyze Antigone and its universal issues as well as explore ancient Greece. In this Antigone and Ancient Greece lesson plan, students read and complete activities for Sophocles' Antigone. Students reconstruct the experience of a Greek drama as a presentation, performance, or report.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 17 Views 54 Downloads
A House Divided: Photography in the Civil War
Students study Civil War photography and write captions for each picture based on context. For this Civil War photography lesson, students match photographs with their original captions. Students read included short biographies of the photographers.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Music in South India-Kerala
Students identify various instruments and styles of music from South India-Kerala. In this music activity, students discover main languages of South India and the Kathakali dance drama. Students discuss the types of singers and dancers in the dance drama.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Uncivil Civilization in The Hairy Ape
Students read The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill and discuss the historical context and the structure of the play. In this The Hairy Ape lesson, students draw a line diagram to represent the structural movement of the plot. Students discuss Darwin's theory of evolution and the parallels that can be drawn with the play.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Music in South India - Kerala
Young scholars immerse themselves in the music and culture of Kerala in South India. In musical dramas, they identify the language, instrumentation, and type of stories being told. After locating Kerala on a map, they discuss its geography, culture, and history.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Creating Scrolls Based on the Illustrated Tale of Genji
Now these are learning activities full of fun, art, and cultural exploration. Kids consider the art of storytelling through comic book images. They then look at the Tale of Genji as it was written in the 11th century. They discuss Japanese art and culture then create an illustrated scroll that retells the Tale of Genji with an updated twist.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Arts and Culture: Dance - Historical Background of Dances
Throughout history, dance has had a spiritual or ritual significance depending on the context it's performed in. Critical thinkers research and create a multi-media presentation describing the use of dance and music in wedding rituals from around the world.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 16 Downloads
Teaching the Holocaust through Literature
Centered on the short story "The Tenth Man" by Polish Holocaust survivor Ida Fink, here is a solid one-day resource to support study of World War II or Nazi history, short stories, or to complement any ELA unit on The Diary of Anne Frank or Elie Weisel's Night.
7th - 12th Language Arts 28 Views 49 Downloads
Traditional Japanese Dance
Young scholars study introductory history and cultural purposes of selected Japanese dance forms. They analyze the philosophical beliefs, social systems, and movement norms that influence the function and role of Japanese dance in the lives of its people.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
Comedy Across the Curriculum
The New York Times Learning Network provides the resources that permit pupils to examine and then write and perform a fake news broadcast in the vein of “The Daily Show” or “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update. The generated reports should reflect the class’s knowledge of understanding of both the genre of news satire and people and topics in the news.
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 34 Downloads
Hamlet and the Elizabethan Revenge Ethic in Text and Film
Students research the social context of Elizabethan England for Shakespeare's "Hamlet". They identify cultural influences on the play focusing on the theme of revenge and then analyze and compare film interpretations of the play.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 39 Downloads