Identifying the Mood or Idea in a Dance Teacher Resources
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The Village and the Stars
Eighth graders discuss early school memories. They assess hopes and aspirations in greater detail and discover the importance of education as one of the shapes of our 'selves'. They observe parents' reactions to children growing up and moving away.
Creative Voices of Harlem
Young scholars explore the Harlem Renaissance. In this American history lesson, students examine a poem by Langston Hughes and identify the characteristics of the Harlem Renaissance. Young scholars research and report on a famous Harlem artist.
Show Don't Tell
Students review the Show Don't Tell method of writing haiku poetry. They practice distinguishing poetic language from academic language and create poems based on images, not explanations.
Native American Culture
Students read a variety of Native American Literature and discuss the main idea by answering critical thinking questions about the poem. Students use context clues to understand the feeling of the Native American culture about the Earth. Students develop comprehension skills through role playing and analyzing native American Reading materials
Sculpture of the Twentieth Century
Eighth graders examine various 20th century artists and their sculptures. They view and analyze slides, compare/contrast the artists' styles, and create an original sculpture.
West Virginia Def PB Wants You!
Students write, adapt, and compose a song related to the West Virginia State Museum. For this music lesson, students create a composition for a work of visual art. Students incorporate major and minor melodies.
Maurice Sendak's Books: More Relevant and Rigorous than Ever
Nearly 50 years after publication, Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are holds up to the Common Core.
Rhythmical Phrases and Sentences
Get ready to write some music! First learners practice identifying and creating rhythmic phrases and sentences, then they get acquainted with the G Major scale. Finally, they compose a jingle on human rights. A well-organized music lesson, sure to inspire great songs.
Celebration of Mexicanos Through Music, Dance, and Art
Students participate in a variety of lessons/activities designed to teach them about Mexico. They discuss the language and the flag of Mexico. Students learn about the celebrations, family values, music and food of Mexico. The final project, a Pinata, ties together different aspects of the unit into a final celebration.
The Art of Romare Bearden
Students are introduced to the art of Romare Bearden. Using a packet, they discover Bearden's theme of family and African-American history in his art. After viewing specific examples of his artwork, they identify the ways in which he used collages.
The Opera by Charles Garnier
Students read many pages about The Opera by Charles Garnier. In this opera lesson plan, students read 8 pages on the background, artwork, music, dancing, and technicalities of this opera.
Look for the Good
Students create learning log journals and creative projects about helping others. In this circle justice lesson, students read Touching Spirit Bear and watch Pay it Forward. Students discuss the themes of both works and analyze the actions of the characters as they consider how they can contribute to making the world a better place.
My Place In Space
The purpose of this unit is for students to make the rich set of connections between astronomy and the rest of science and technology, language arts, cultural studies (social studies), math, art, and music.
The Business of Art: Klein String Competition
Students study classical music and learn about competitions as well as musical careers. In this music study lesson, students read about the Klein String Competition and the importance of competitions in shaping musical careers. Students listen to classical music pieces and analyze the pieces. Students review music terminology, research the history of the violin family, and write a short report about the topic.
About Abraham Lincoln
Fifth graders complete a unit of lessons on the life of Abraham Lincoln. They read and analyze a poem, create a timeline, write an essay, research The Gettysburg Address and The Emancipation Proclamation, explore websites, and interview their parents.
Death in Poetry: A.E. Housman's "To an Athlete Dying Young" and Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"
Students analyze poems about death. In this poetry analysis lesson, students read poems from both Dylan Thomas and A.E. Housman and analyze them in groups for common poetic devices. Students present their analysis and complete a Venn diagram comparison activity. Students select two poems about death and write an analysis of them.
Students study the work of David Grisman and American blue grass music. In this blue grass music lesson plan, students research the origins of this music genre, and then participate in activities including researching oral traditions, play tunes, and writing their own music.
Friday and Friends: A Journey with Else Holmelund Minarik's Little Bear Stories for the Young Child
Students are read a series of stories with the use of puppets. For each story, they write their reflections and share them with the class. They discuss why it is important to be social with others and create their own invitation to give to a family member for an upcoming party.
Studnets comprehend the elements of value, perspective and color schemes. They comprehend the principles of contrast, emphasis and unity, and the expressive qualities of thematic development and sequence. Students are asked about their favorite cartoons now and when they were younger.
The Crucible Act One: Characterization
In this The Crucible worksheet, students use direct and indirect characterization to identify a character's main motivation, main conflict, and personality and how the character has affected the plot. After reading definitions and examples of direct and indirect characterization, students complete a graphic organizer to gather information on the main characters of Act One.