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Students analyze the needlework art by Lucina Hudson and complete related context and discussion activities. In this art analysis lesson plan, students use the careful looking questions, discussion questions, and context questions to help them analyze the art. Students may complete further extension activities.
Students 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.
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 investigate the symbolism and meaning of samplers in American history. In this American history and sampler instructional activity, 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.
Students discuss pre-reading focus questions and complete a KWL chart. In this language arts activity, 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 lesson. An effective Common Core designed lesson.
High schoolers examine the evolution of women's rights in Korea. For this Korean history lesson, students read 5 articles pertaining to women's lives under the Silla, Koryo, and Choson kingdoms. The articles also make reference to Japanese rule of Korean women as well as the modern era.
Third graders become familiar with the poetry of Issa. For this haiku lesson, 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 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 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.
Students identify and interpret the power of symbols. Then they research and identify what type of information that they can locate at the Library of Congress website and list what they learned from it in the time allotted. Students also locate individuals who were alive during World War II and bring them to class to be interviewed by the class about their experiences and memories of that time.
Young scholars examine and develop artwork that shows women's roles during different eras. In this women's role lesson, students look at artwork that shows women at work during the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century. They design a mixed media work that compares a contemporary fashionable celebrity with a working class woman.