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Sixth graders investigate the art, geometry and literary expression inspired by snow. They study literature about snow, view images and experiment to examine the qualities of snow.
Twelfth graders listen to different poems by different poets. They discuss why the poet used the words he did and explore the language differences. They also determine the meter and rhythm in the poem.
Ninth graders summarize, compare and contrast two poems, ""Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas and "Crossing the Bar" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. They write a 200 word essay which they take through the writing process.
Pupils use maps to locate the countries of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. In groups, they compare and contrast the three countries in regard to their culture, morals and values. They read various examples of folktales and write their own response to it using new vocabulary.
In this characterization worksheet, students identify 7 characters from George Orwell's Animal Farm as they expose each as a main or subordinate character, reveal the character's motivation and main conflict, and note how the character and his motivations have affected the plot.
Students explore band literature and take place in a group performance. In this band literacy lesson, students learn how to create, analyze, explain, and perform the components of music by reviewing clips and music from the movie Jurassic Park or Pirates of the Caribbean and then playing that music in a group concert.
Students read about Calligraphy of Thought, a collection of poetry linking Islam to the West. For this art and poetry lesson, students read about the poetry collection and complete a culture flower.
Young scholars learn the historical development of jazz music. This multidisciplinary unit incorporates a variety of cultures that have impacted the arts.
Students explain the timeline development of jazz music. They discuss how cultural influences can create new art forms and how music can be shown as art. They describe the names of instruments used in jazz music.
Twelfth graders critique various music performances from the United States, other cultures and historical periods that are based on folk songs. They conduct informal, formal and self-critiques of music performances.
Students explore poetry. In this literature activity, students examine music and lyrics by Natalie Merchant in order to make the transition to analyzing poetry by Keats and Wordsworth.
Students analyze the elements of a legend through reading Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle. In this language arts and social studies cross curricular lesson plan students explore Irving's background, the Catskill Mountains and time period the story was written in. They use graphic organizers to show the literary elements of the story and explore the connection between Rip Van Winkle and North Carolina.  
Students describe geographical places through art, music, writing, and math. They compile information in booklets which may be published.
Fifth graders examine the influences of Japan on American life through this three lesson unit. Feudal Japan with its traditional arts and culture is contrasted with current developments of the country.
Learners make connections with cultures (their own and others'), their identity, heritage, traditions, and symbols and examine the richness that diversity brings to communities.
Pupils analyze and critique various artists and their work. They write research papers on artists and create reproductions of their works, reflecting their earlier critiques of the works.
Students investigate the many forms of Haitian art. They compare the art of some different cultures, religions, countries, and philosophies. Students also read the biography of an artist to build context for a particular piece of artwork. Then they write reflectively about the artwork and the artist.
Fourth graders construct individual props. In this theatrical arts lesson plan, 4th graders use the elements of art to create various props using paper mache. Students construct objects such as logs, fruit, and a picture frame.
Students examine the type of language they use on the street in the city. In groups, they brainstorm ideas about a topic they decide on from a cluster of words. Using those ideas, they organize them into a written paper using proper grammar and sentence structures. They identify the street language in their sentences and identify their meaning to end the lesson.
Students create individual representations of Chinese calligraphy symbols in this cross-curricular lesson for the elementary Language Arts or Art classroom. One enrichment activity is included.

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