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After the abstractists and the Cubists of the early 20th century left their mark, the Dada and Neue-Sachlichkeit movements began. Examine the interesting world of these movements and have your class consider their impact on current modern art trends. There are 83 wonderful images to discuss.
A fantastic collection of postwar European art is ready for the class. Contained in each of the 69 slides are images of art that represent the abstract movements that define the period. L'art Brut, French photography, tachisme, cobra, and the postwar art of England, Spain, and Italy are all depicted. An excellent accompaniment to any art history lecture.
Young readers explore philanthropy and its effects on the public good. They discuss athletes and their examples as philanthropists. They research a sports hero and play "The Match Game" to determine what they know about other sports heroes. They discuss National Philanthropy Day and ways to celebrate it. Extend this lesson into a research paper which requires middle schoolers to use textual evidence to support their arguments.
Bosch created some of the most interesting allegorical works of his time. Expose your learners to these works by having them create a gallery brochure describing his life and art, or a fictitious price list for their next art auction. They'll now quite a bit about Bosch and his fantastic art after completing this worksheet.
Art history is a wonderful topic that bridges time, context, history, and artistic expression. Help your class understand how to carefully look at an artist and his work by using this fun project. Pupils make a brochure or a price list providing biographical information on Pieter Bruegel the Elder, his works, and his artistic style. Resource links are included for each project.
A fantastic worksheet that provides two great ways to learn about the artist El Greco. Children choose to either create a brochure detailing biographical and art-related information about El Greco, or they make a pretend price list of 10-20 of his paintings, noting the year, title, and a description of each piece. Resource links are included on the page.
Laboratory activities encourage evolutionary biology scholars to consider homologous structures as evidence of common ancestry. They learn how to formulate phylogenic trees and that environment influences to genetic variation. Activities are pertinent to high school biology courses and in this resource they are explained in detail for your convenience.
F.L.A.S.H stands for Family Life and Sexual Health, it's a program specifically focused on providing special needs learners with vital information regarding personal and sexual health. This is an overview of the program, complete with sample activities, classroom protocol, IEP notes, and how to answer difficult questions. Even if you don't use the program this overview may be of some interest.
Who needs bees? We do! Kids get a chance to understand the pollination process, and the important role bees play in our environment. They play a really great game that shows them how bees normally act versus how bees act when temperatures are warmer than they should be, with the added strain of pesticides thrown in. After the game, they discuss what they learned and fill out an ABC brainstorming worksheet on pollination and create a food web based on the game experience.
Believe it or not, this is a 76-page series of lesson plans published by the California Commission on Agriculture which is designed to teach upper-elementary learners about agricultural practices and products in the state. There are two sections, one for grades 3-4, and one for grades 5-6. The lessons are chock full of great group activities, worksheets, assignments, extension activities, quizzes, homework assignments, and more. Don't miss this resource!
Really a unit, this resource exposes middle schoolers to genetics at their level. They read interviews and biographies, trace a family tree, play games that simulate inheritance concepts, and more! Teacher's procedures, student worksheets, extensions, and modifications are all provided. You will not want to miss out on this terrific life science resource!
Can you train a worm? Biology buffs will have a blast trying! Using planaria or earthworms, they introduce a certain stimulus repeatedly until the desired response happens more quickly. They also explore the response of their own eyes to light and their eye-hand coordination. All of these activities enhance the learning of animal response to environmental stimuli.
AP biology and college microbiology classes benefit by completing this seven-page activity on microbes. An exhaustive set of questions addresses the characteristics and reproduction of viruses, classification and uses of bacteria, and definitions for viroids, prions, transposons, and operons. Learners identify steps on distinct diagrams of reproductive cycles.
The highlight of this series is activitiy #4. Anatomy pupils examine slides of three unknown cells. With the function of the nervous system in mind, they consider the structure of each and try to guess which one is part of that system. In other activities, they examine the nervous system of earthworm and grasshopper specimens, or they study drawings of different animal nervous systems. The drawings unfortunately aren't included in this resource; however, they can be accessed through the National Science Teachers Association website.
Discover the functional works of art found in everyday life. Modern architecture is the focus of this highly visual presentation. Works from architectural masters such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, and Le Corbusier are featured. A great way to bring art and design throughout history into a modern light.
Dutch painter Albrecht Durer was an interesting fellow. Your class can learn about his life and his art by completing one of two great activities. They either create an informational brochure or a price list of 10-20 of his famous works. These projects require Internet research and the collection of biographical data. Resource links are provided for both projects.