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"The Stars and Stripes Forever"
In this classical music learning exercise, students listen to "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa. Students read about the composer and the march. Students study the lyrics to this piece and answer 5 short essay questions.
5th - 6th Language Arts 12 Views 95 Downloads
Giants of American Music
In this music worksheet, students match a description with the following composers: George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, John Philip Sousa, Leonard Bernstein. Students also reflect on why they are called Giants of American Music.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 57 Downloads
Brown v. Board: Five Communities That Changes America
Students examine the court cases of Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education, and the role of the NAACP. They conduct research, write a report, and research the history of their local public schools.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 28 Downloads
The Meaning of America: Enterprise and Commerce
Using Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, invite your learners to consider the concept of virtue in a democratic society devoted to gain and self-interest. This stellar resource guides your class members through a close reading and discussion, and also includes a video seminar illustrating what high-level discourse regarding the text looks like.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Individuality
What are the strengths and weaknesses of American individualism and independence? Explore these principles through a close reading of Jack London's To Build a Fire, and engage in high-level discussion with your class by analyzing the characters, story structure, and themes of the text.
9th - 12th Language Arts 26 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: Equality
What if society sought equality by handicapping the gifted and dispelling any traces of diversity? Kurt Vonnegut Jr. offers one possible answer to this question through his incredibly engaging and thought-provoking satirical story, "Harrison Bergeron".
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 43 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Religion
The United States of America was founded on firm ideals of both the pursuit of happiness and a spirit of reverence. Through a close reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," you can examine what some consider was a "culture war" between these two ideals in the early stages of the new nation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: National Identity and Why It Matters
Combining a close reading of a classic American text with the study of history can be a very powerful strategy, and this is most certainly the case with this resource using Edward Everett Hale's The Man without a Country. Consider themes as citizenship and national identity using the engaging discussion questions and prompts in this resource, and use the included videos to present an example of high-level discourse.
9th - 12th Language Arts 31 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review What Is the Writing Process?
Use this packet to support a narrative writing assignment. The materials included in the packet center around a prompt for writing about a rite of passage. Each part of the writing process is described and demonstrated. After reading the information and model, pupils apply the each concept to their own essay.
7th - 12th Language Arts 112 Views 82 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Solution is Complex
Consider complex numbers, roots, and quadratic equations. Use the discriminate as a way to determine the nature of a quadratic's roots. Then discuss the similarities and differences between quadratics with two, one, or no real roots. There are nine included worksheets, cha-ching!
9th - 12th Math 18 Views 77 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Let Freedom Sing: A patriotic Program for Grades 1-6
Students understand information and stories contained in patriotic songs. For this patriotic music lesson, students participate in grade appropriate lessons to understand the music and lyrics of patriotic songs. Students perform the patriotic songs.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 45 Views 194 Downloads
You Can Cut It: Hands-on Geometry
Learners explore two and three-dimensional objects with a hands-on approach and an element of chance. Groups choose the name of a solid figure from a "hat" and work with that shape. They sketch it, determine the number and shapes of faces, and present their shape to the rest of the class, jigsaw style.
7th - 12th Math 20 Views 149 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Music and Emotions
Students explore their feelings through music and art. For this music and arts lesson, students listen to My Many Colored Days and choose a color to go with each emotion. Students also describe their emotions while listening to various classical pieces of music.
K - 4th Language Arts 13 Views 17 Downloads