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The Craft Revival and Economic Change
Examine the North Carolina craft revival. In this economics lesson plan, explore the historical challenges that face North Carolinians in the early 1900's and research primary sources to determine how the craft revival came to be. As a culminating activity, students design visual webs that feature their research findings.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Young scholars, after researching various textile patterns, colors and motifs, explore and discover the vibrant colors and patterns of traditional African fabrics. Together they create an informative classroom textile quilt that illustrates diverse cultures.
4th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Industrialization and Progressive Reform in the Craft Revival
Discover how to change hobbies into job opportunities. In this Craft Revival lesson, students research work conditions and write journal entries that reflect their research findings.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
New Review Inside India
What can a Ganesh statue, hand ornament, and print block tell you about India? Introduce your learners to the geography, history, and culture of India by analyzing primary sources and using the well-designed worksheets provided in this resource.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 24 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Traditional Crafts and Decorative Arts in Louisiana Worksheet
This resource outlines an extensive list of websites about different kinds of material culture in Louisiana. The list covers five categories: outdoor and indoor crafts, Louisiana folk life articles, quilt making, house types, and general information about Louisiana crafts.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Clay Pot Winter Friends
Students create ice blue, clay pot winter friends using clay pots, ice blue paints, markers, felt, and fabric in this Art lesson for the winter time. The lesson would be ideal for the early elementary classroom during the winter months.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Lights, Sounds, Fabrics and Designs: Careers in the World of Design
Students investigate the broad range of jobs that can be found in the world of design. Students explore sound design, language architecture, etc. Students design a resource book and post it on a website for others to share.
9th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 22 Downloads
The Crusades: Voices and Perspectives
Invite your young historians to discover the distinct perspectives of Muslim, European, Jewish, and Byzantine groups during the Crusades. Class members are divided into groups and are given a packet of handouts, including background information, maps, artistic depictions of major figures, and more, to review for a particular historical group.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 63 Views 55 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Weaving in Ecuador
Sixth graders learn about weaving practices in Ecuador. In this weaving and textiles lesson, 6th graders work in groups in learn about the weaving process by looking at pictures. Students complete a photo analysis and a mini-weaving project.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
The Land and People Before Columbus
The major pre-Columbian settlements are studied in this excellente social studies lesson. Fifth graders explain how geography and climate influenced the way various nations lived and adjusted to the environment, and focus on eight essential questions which cover migration, cultural, religius, agricultural, and social practices of the settlements.
5th Language Arts 53 Views 230 Downloads
Labor Unions in the Cotton Mills
To unionize or not to unionize? That is the question high schoolers consider in their investigation of the labor union movement of the 1920s. After a brief review of the Industrial Revolution and the importance of the textile industry in the rebuilding of the south after the Civil War, the class listens to oral histories recorded by owners of and workers in the textile industry.
9th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Telling Tales About Textiles
Students analyze the different types of textiles, processes for creating cloth, and inventions utilized to manufacture industrial goods. In this Telling Tales About Textiles lesson, students weave on a card loom to create their own products.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 8 Views 4 Downloads
Clay Pot Santa And Mrs. Claus
Young scholars create clay replicas of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus in this early-elementary Art lesson for the holiday season. Directions are included for both Mrs. Claus and Santa. The lesson also includes links for more art activities using clay pots.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Magical Leprechaun Footprints
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this lesson. Learners discuss the "magic" of leprechauns and create drawings of three leaf clovers and footprints in this art lesson for the early-elementary classroom. This is a great lesson for the discovery of mixing colors with white to create "shades".
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
Learners explore the lives and cities of the people of Mali. After reading the story "Mansa Musa," they discuss the illustrations in the story and which story elements are facts and which are embellishments. Students create their own nomadic tent based on the illustrations in the story.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 8 Downloads
Seventh graders gain an understanding of how African textiles, particularly Bogolanfini or mud cloth, define, project and protect a person's identity. The big idea of the lesson is identity. They also make their own unique piece of cultural art.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads