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Lesson: Skin Fruit: Ideas of Empathy in Janine Antoni's Work
Kids get artistic as they explore the impact of art materials, sculpture, and performance. They discuss the work of Janine Antoni and then create a performance piece that reflects social or global issues they feel strongly about. The end result should be an empathetic, thoughtful, and highly engaging experience for the entire class.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Understanding, Looking at, Making Abstract Art
Before the class makes abstract art, they see contemporary examples and analyze them. They look at art made by abstract artists under the age of 33 then use similar techniques to create an interesting collection of their own. The instructional activity spans five sessions and includes discussion questions, art resources, vocabulary, and creative projects.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 33 Downloads
Decolonization and Nationalism Triumphant
This presentation's narrator follows the process of decolonization across nations throughout Afro-Eurasia. First highlighting Gandhi's efforts for independence in British-ruled India, learners are then quickly taken through a series of examples of decolonization, such as in Egypt, Indonesia, the Congo.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
World Consumption: Unequal Slices of the Pie
Students interpret the United Nations Human Development Reports and explain the relevance and use of the human development index in offering insight into a nation and its challenges. They draft a letter to the United Nations.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 62 Downloads
Us and Them
Students identify/analyze a variety of strategies to explain, create artworks and write about persistent issues involving the rights, responsibilities, roles and statue of individual citizens from a global perspective. A variety of writing strategies are reflected on in this lesson.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 10 Downloads
Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales
Introduce the concept of myths to your class. Using the link to "Myths Around the World," read a story aloud and have learners list characteristics of a myth. Readers then choose their own myths from the site and work in groups to answer questions about each legend.
9th - 12th Language Arts 36 Views 167 Downloads
Art in the Muslim World
Students explore the basic elements of Islamic art and create their own artistic calligraphy. In this Islamic art lesson, students discuss calligraphy and watch a video about Islamic art. Students complete a response sheet for the video and an online text for the topic.
6th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 29 Downloads
"Pressing" Issues In Zimbabwe
Students explore the nature of freedom of the press through examining a story about the capture and torture of journalists in Zimbabwe. They participate in a round-table discussion of the issues. They research an African country of their choice.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 12 Downloads
"Name Me Nobody"
Students complete a 3-5 week unit related to the novel "Name Me Nobody." They participate in a literature circle, read and discuss stories provided by the Safe Schools Coalition, complete a Character/Problem-Solution chart, create a two-sided poem, and write a letter to the editor.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Teaching History and Culture Through Literature: One Thousand Chestnut Trees
Ninth graders explore contemporary Korea, as well as pre-war Korea. They do this by reading One Thousand Chestnut Trees. After reading, they participate in classroom discussions about excerpts from the novel. They also research historical and cultural topics related to the novel.
9th Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
Prisoner in One's Own Home
Examine the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. After reading an article from the New York Times and exploring the author's word choice, young readers find the central idea in the text and work on researching additional information.
6th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 292 Downloads
Globalization's Effects on Indonesian Women
Twelfth graders investiage the status of women in contemporary Indonesian society and the business strategies of companies located there. They create a Web page that explains the effects of globalization on Indonesian women and shows solidarity with them.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
1984: How Much Fact in Fiction?
High schoolers compare and contrast the society in Orwell's 1984 with modern society. In this 1984 lesson, students research the historical climate in which Orwell wrote the novel. High schoolers create a comparison chart of privacy issues in the novel versus today's society.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 61 Downloads
I-Search the Sixties
Students explore 1960's America. In this contemporary history lesson plan, students read The Watsons Go To Birmingham, 1963 as well as 2 articles regarding the 1963 church bombing in Birmingham. Students then research the answers to questions they formulated from the assigned readings.
6th - 7th Language Arts 13 Views 353 Downloads
Building Suburbia: Highways and Housing in Postwar America
Students determine how suburbs changed America. In this post World War II lesson plan, students complete research projects that require them to examine the growth of suburbs in the 1950's and 1960's. Students reveal how government policies, cultural ideology, and the national interstate highway system contributed the successes and failures of suburban life in America.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 59 Downloads
Global Hunger and Malnutrition
Is there a difference between hunger and malnutrtion? Is this a problem only in third world countries? How does hunger and malnutrition affect the community? Why do these problems exist when the world produces enough food to feed everyone? These questions cetainly provide some food for thought.
9th - 12th Health 9 Views 22 Downloads
Lesson 3: U.S. Neutrality and the War in Europe, 1939-1940
Students examine the U.S. neutrality policies that preceded American involvement in World War II. In this World War II lesson, students explore the events in Europe from 1939 to 1940 and Roosevelt's decision to give military aid to Britain.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 14 Downloads