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Upper graders view the animated short, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and analyze how the music score was chosen to express the scene. They create an animation as they listen to a classical recording to experience the connection between music and descriptive imagery. Resource links and an animation cell worksheet are included.
Before one can understand the military tactics practiced throughout history, he needs to become familiarized with tactics practiced in the ancient past. Learners take a critical look at the military logistics used by Alexander the Great as he conquered Asia Minor and India, and how Scipio Africanus took New Carthage from Hannibal. The lesson plan culminates with a research paper or presentation and a self -assessment activity. Th lesson plan has excellent resources, is well written, and builds a solid foundation for later learning.
The life-sized statue of St. Ferdinand, King of Spain represents royalty as it was seen in the past. Learners explore who is considered royalty in modern times and compare them to royalty of the past. They make a collage representing personal views of royalty and compose an essay that describes how single ideas can be expressed in different ways.
Students identify and critique a classic sculpture from Mexico. In this art analysis lesson, students observe the St. Ferdinand statue from Mexico while identifying artistic features that might represent royalty. Students investigate a piece of art from outside of class and explain its meaning to the other students.
Students analyze different perspectives of the history of the Holocaust. They experience primary and secondary sources along with pieces from literature, documentaries, songs and letters. A commitment of honor and dedication is expressed through the thoughts and feelings experienced by the survivors of the Holocaust viewed in this lesson plan.
High schoolers examine Arabic architecture in Spain. They explore the principles and teachings of Islam and campare them with Catholicism. Students examine paintings and maps to understand different things about the Arab culture. Also, high schoolers will explore the Internet to learn more.
Students create an awareness of how music creates a setting in a story or legend. They identify the instrumentation, dynamics and tempo used to create various settings for a musical story. They perform rhythmic patterns from listening selections by reading and clapping the notation.
In order to review language skills, students in both upper elementary and higher grades can benefit from this activity providing an exploration of information related to Europe. This 12 question activity provides a reading passage, comprehension questions, and a multiple choice vocabulary quiz.
Young scholars compare and contrast various versions of the fairytale Cinderella. In this folktale lesson, students read The Korean Cinderella and The Egyptian Cinderella and analyze the differences between the two stories. Young scholars identify the main elements of folktales and write their own version of the story's ending.