Identifying the Mood or Idea in a Dance Teacher Resources
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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.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
New Review The Crucible: A Unit Plan
Arthur Miller's The Crucible certainly does ask questions which put readers "squarely in front of themselves." This unit plan for Miller's play, set in Salem during the 1692 witch trials, asks readers to consider the motives that set the events in motion.
9th - 10th English Language Arts
The Crucible Act One: Characterization
In this The Crucible worksheet, young scholars 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.
10th - 12th English Language Arts
ABA Form in Music
Patterns happen everywhere, in music, math, and language! Fourth graders listen to the "William Tell Overture" visualizing the patterns that they hear. They then discuss and write an ABA poem that matches the ABA form found in the music they've just experienced.
4th Visual & Performing Arts
Past and Present New York Through A Comparative Study of Photography and Poetry
Students study New York in three time periods, 1890-1930, 1930's, and 1950's-60's. They discuss themes that are important in each time block. They describe a brief historical picture of each time period before they approach works of photography and poetry.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Bard in the Big Apple
Identify their feelings about Shakespeare's plays, addressing their readability and relevance to their lives. 2. Explore the effects of remaking Shakespeare plays in a modern context, as well as differences that emerge when a play is turned into a film, by reading and discussing "A Simpler Melancholy in a Different Denmark.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Cold Case Files: Solving the Mystery of the Salem Witch Trials
The Salem Witch Trials provide a perfect opportunity to connect English language arts and US history classes. Here's a resource that provides a wealth of essential questions, activities, and materials. Class groups assume the role of cold case investigators, develop a theory as to the cause of the witch hysteria, and then use concepts of American democracy to defend one of the victims.
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How Did Jazz Music During the 1920’s Reflect a Change of Culture for America?
Music and culture are intimately linked. Ask your learners to find connections between jazz and the culture of the 1920s though a jigsaw activity and writing assignment. All pupils read one of three articles and get together in mixed groups to create posters that represent the similarities and differences between the articles.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Writing with Wow Words and Building Vocabulary
There are some words out there that just make you say, "Wow!" Encourage your class to find and use these words in their writing to make their work more interesting and complex. This packet goes through the writing process, beginning with story starters and storyboarding, and then goes into wow words.
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Celebration of Mexicanos Through Music, Dance, and Art
Learners 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.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
Generations: An Exploration of our Families Through Literature
Students complete a unit of lessons on families. They read and analyze various stories, label a map, assemble sentences, write letters to grandparents, analyze character traits, and write and illustrate a sheet for a class book.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
The Influence of Jazz Music in Twentieth Century Art
Learners examine the effect of music on society. While listening to music, they identify the beat, rhythm and write down their reaction to it. Listening to longer selections, they assign a color to the music and share it with the class. They create a piece of art using that color reflecting on the music pieces to end the lesson.
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Documentarians of an Era: A Study of the Paintings of Thomas Eakins and Gustave Caillebotte
Young scholars produce an object analysis of 'The Champion Single Scull'. They begin with description, proceeding to deduction, and finally providing speculation by interpreting the outward evidence of culture. They use a clipboard and paper to sketch the painting in an effort to recognize line and shapes on the picture plane.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts