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NOVA scienceNOW-Profile: Brothers Chudnovsky: Moving Images
Young scholars examine digital images of the Unicorn tapestry. They discover why the Chodnovsky brothers had a difficult time piecing together digital scans of three-by-three-foot sections of ancient tapestry.
Design Your Own Coat of Arms Lesson Plan
Students create their own coat of arms after viewing others used throughout history. They examine their personal values and traditions to make the coat of arms represent themselves. They share their creation with the class.
Students explore the art of mat weaving. In this tapestry lesson plan, students create maps with paper or photographs. Students understand age appropriate skills and technique of map weaving. Students learn the cultural aspects of map weaving.
A Tapestry in Homage to Matisse
Seventh graders study the life and artwork of Henri Matisse including his interest in line, color and form. They design and execute paper cut out collages that act as templates for a woven tapestry. This is a unit.
Make An Egyptian-Style Necklace
Second graders make An Egyptian-Style Necklace using the same techniques that the Ancient Egyptians used. The recognize that some ideas about personal adornment have remained constant over time.
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm - "The Fisherman and his Wife"
Help young readers learn to read and interpret complex text independently. Teach young children to ask interpretive questions and use the text itself to answer them. Use art, word play and drama to provide a deeper understanding of stories. Richly detailed, the scripted five-day plan uses an annotated version of Grimms’ The Fisherman and His Wife to teach these essential skills. A great resource.
New! Making Sense of Sensors
Have small groups in your class construct working hygrometers as an example of the benefits of using sensors in engineering. This instructional activity can be used during a weather unit when covering humidity or in a STEM instructional activity as a preparation for learning how to use specific sensing equipment.
Odyssey Unit Materials
Created by Jim Burke, this packet contains several activities to borrow for your unit on The Odyssey. Lots of graphic organizers and strategically phrased questions require readers to ask questions, record textual evidence, and describe components of the text (character, plot, etc.).
Collective Memory and the Re-imagining of Monuments
Using the variety of videos, articles, and other materials provided here, class members explore the importance of monuments, historical narratives, and shared memory. After reading and participating in a Socratic seminar, pupils choose a monument to research, write a paper about, and re-represent either with description or an actual physical product. An involved project that requires critical and creative historical thinking.
As the saying goes: there are no new stories. Standard 9 for reading literature in the Common Core addresses this fact and requires that students be able to analyze how authors use the themes, stories, and characters of earlier works. Like other lessons from this source, the activity includes several pairings of texts that can be used to practice this skill with your class. After reviewing a couple sample pairings with your pupils, discussing what aspects they have in common as well as how they differ from one another, individuals can take the included multiple choice quizzes. The questions and discussion prompts do a great job of drawing students' attention to the details of the text and to supporting their analysis.
Madonna of the Chair by Raphael Sanzio
Introduce the art and sensibility of the Italian Rennaissance with a look at Madonna of the Chair by Raphael. Third graders will discuss their observations of the piece, and then create art inspired by Raphael. There are eight engaging activities that require learners to draw, paint, and write like the masters. Note: Because the painting is religious in nature it may not be appropriate for all school settings.
Cricket Song: Special Lesson Plan
Cricket Song is a story that describe the world of slavery through the eyes of a small child. Vivid language and sensory detail are there for the taking as your class uses the rich language to inspire their writing. They read the story and then write a short paragraph describing a series of recorded sounds. The story and additional resources are included.
"The Gambler" and "The Journey": A Comparison of Worlds in Two Short Stories
“The Gambler” and “The Journey” offer readers an opportunity to experience two very different views of Jewish life in Poland between WWI and WWII. Whether used as a part of a study of the Holocaust, or as a compare/contrast exercise, the stories, discussion questions, vocabulary lists, biographical information and activities make for a powerful learning experience.
Cedric Michael Cox: Interactive Cityscape
The urban landscape can be a beautiful subject. Upper elementary and middle schoolers create abstract cityscapes using line, color, geometric shapes, acrylic paint, and magnetic strips. They transfer their city designs to magnetic strips, which they will cut and move around a magnetic board to construct unique works of art.
You can't truly analyze art until you understand the types of decisions artists make while creating it. Presented here, are definitions and examples of the basic elements of art and design, in relation to how they are used in the creation of art as well as the analysis of it.
Kings, Knights, And Countrymen
Middle schoolers look back in time into the feudal form of government. They view Powerpoint presentations to take them back in time.
Civil Rights- the Long Road to Equality
In this Civil Rights learning exercise, high schoolers take a pre-test, review vocabulary, see a timeline, discuss how to overcome racism and much more in this 22 page lesson with blackline masters.
Ancient Peoples of the Middle East
This is an excellent multidisciplinary lesson designed by Scientific American. It provides three creative activities--designing a garden, studying hieroglyphics, and writing poetry--relevant to the ancient peoples of the Middle East. Students will enjoy
Tradition Through Technology: Native American Storytelling
This fabulous resource will help your class identify the parts of a story: subject, place, time, action, and moral. Class members will learn about storyboards and create their own about a Native American legend they researched online. This instructional activity uses a program called HyperStudio to create the final drafts of the storyboards; however, it could be easily adapted to be done without this program.
Human Migration: The Story of the Cultural Landscape
Students explain key concepts of human migration through the examination of maps and census data. They then research and document the impact of migration on a region's cultural landscape.