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Students analyze the needlework art by Lucina Hudson and complete related context and discussion activities. In this art analysis lesson, students use the careful looking questions, discussion questions, and context questions to help them analyze the art. Students may complete further extension activities.
Young scholars examine the needlework of Ida McKinley as an introduction to methods of recording history. Following discussions and demonstrations, they visit provided Websites to observe examples of ways history has been preserved. Finally, students create a mural depicting the history of fiber art.
Students explore how historians construct a story out of fragments of the past; a discussion of nineteenth century poetry and art leads students to connect art and literature to their place in time.
Fourth graders study the stained glass produced for the Gothic cathedrals, needlework, castles, and tapestry of the Middle Ages.
Students investigate the symbolism and meaning of samplers in American history. In this American history and sampler lesson, students examine pictures of original samplers and look at lists of the symbolism included in them. They connect the meanings of the samplers with American history.
Explore new words in Romeo and Juliet by using this magic squares activity. Your class reviews 16 words including immoderately, culled, and crochet. Then, after they complete the chart, they add up all of the columns and rows. If they solved the puzzle correctly, the total will be the same for all columns and rows!
Students discuss pre-reading focus questions and complete a KWL chart. In this language arts lesson, students mark passages or words they are unsure of with post-it notes to discuss later and answer comprehension questions after reading. Students chunk and discuss words that are unknown to them. Suggestions for activities across the curriculum are given.
Students are introduced to the connection between women and the textile industry. Using primary source documents, they complete a handout on how gender roles have changed over the years. They examine a sampler which is connected to the main document and use art supplies to cross stitch their names. They write a letter on the samplers and how they have helped them discover new information.
Engage further in Esperanza Rising with a focus on close reading and metaphor. Class members zero in on the tenth chapter, examining characters and big ideas. Pupils discuss the text in small groups and as a whole class, and participate in a give-one-get-one activity, using their sticky notes to mark pieces of evidence that they want to share. As a final assignment, writers compose a response to a final question that sums up the instructional activity. An effective Common Core designed instructional activity.
Invite your Latin language learners to become experts on a specific aspect of Greek or Roman culture. After choosing and proposing a narrowed-down topic, individuals research their topic and make a product to show the class (presentation, model, char, sculpture, etc.) during the final presentation. The steps are clearly listed on this assignment page along with some pointers for creating PowerPoint presentations.
Third graders become familiar with the poetry of Issa. In this haiku lesson plan, 3rd graders recognize the format of a haiku and learn about the life of Issa (the poet) through focused questions, vocabulary and reading responses. Students become members of literature circles.
Students use primary documents to examine the attitudes and positions of several factions leading up to the American Revolutionary War. They read documents, debate differing perspectives and write an essay exploring the reasons for revolt.
Students investigate their own city's cultural past in New England. They
Students research and discuss the origins of the American colonies and explore how colonists were still influenced by English culture. As a follow-up project, students produce a portrait of an individual.
Students realize that adults entertain themselves at work and in their private lives and that much of adult play, like children's play, is part of adults' folklife and that they play in various folk groups. They consider the elite, popular, and folk culture elements of adult play and recreation. Students also investigate tourism in their region and around the state and examine it in relation to how local insiders interact with the same activities and events.
Discuss with the class the reasons for identifying and defining the term material culture as refering to a vast array of objects and activities that people make and do traditionally. Your class can identify diverse crafts and decorative arts that are made and practiced indoors and outdoors throughout the seasonal round all across the state, Students also identify traditional Louisiana crafts of the past and present through research.
Students read a New York Times article in order to examine the importance of cultural artifacts. They create essays from the point of view of one cultural artifact to demonstrate the knowledge they gained by doing research.
High schoolersexamine cultural values in literature, identify the cultural assumptions, prejudices, and purposes of authors and translators, use historical perspective to determine if the values and lifestyle depicted apply to contemporary society.
Investigate various perspectives regarding resistance that contributed to the American Revolution. They read and analyze primary source documents, complete worksheets, conduct research, and write and present an essay.
Students identify and examine domestic work, skills, and crafts, they find various arenas of traditional learning in their homes and daily lives. They identify experts at home and in their region whose skills contribute to building family life and community. Students also identify that domestic crafts vary from home to home and regionally. Finally, they analyze where they themselves fit in the scheme of work.