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German Expressionism: Crash Course Film History #7
10 mins 8th - 12th
New ReviewThe seventh episode in the a film history playlist takes a close look at the rise and fall of German cinema of the post-World War I period. The narrator uses The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and its expressionistic use of mise-en-scene to...
Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883-1950
K - 12th
New ReviewThe Brooklyn Bridge is not for sale but it is certainly a valuable work of art, and is certainly an American icon. Class members research the history of the bridge, examine eight works of art depicting the bridge, and then design their...
Night and Day: A Digital Art Lesson based on Monet's Rouen Cathedral Series
5th - 8th
New ReviewThink about your favorite place ... now, think about what it looks like at different times during the day. How does the change in lighting affect the colors you see? Young artists explore the tools available in digital art software to...
5th - 10th
Check out these detailed lessons using popular music across genres to explain songwriting concepts such as figurative language, elaboration, and tone. Learners examine lyrics to the songs from different musical genres and practice putting the skills into practice. These nine resources could easily be used with a poetry writing focus as well, and everything you need is here!
Eric Carle: Animals and Friends
Pre-K - 2nd CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewCelebrate Eric Carle’s beloved children’s books, especially those about animals. Teachers and readers alike engage in Carle’s books as they explore the art and color in each of his stories, and how these elements support comprehension.
The Elements of Music—How do Composers Plan?
5th - 8th
New ReviewThe introduction to Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and the finale of his Symphony No. 4 provide young musicians with an opportunity to investigate the music elements composers employ to develop the themes they want to create. They compare the...
What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
Pre-K - 2nd
It's never too early to think about our future! Boost enthusiasm about careers and occupations with a collection created for kindergarten through second grade. Young minds discover future possibilities such as becoming a firefighter, doctor, teacher, and more!
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky—1812 Overture Projects
7th - 12th
New ReviewImagine being commissioned to compose a work for a huge celebration that should be exciting and patriotic. A work that would commemorate a dramatic battle victory. What instruments would you use? What melodies to tell the tale and echo...
A Classroom Guide to Peter H. Reynolds's Creatrilogy
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Help young readers find, identify, and use their voices with a set of empowering activities based on Peter H. Reynolds' trilogy of books. Sky Color, Ish, and The Dot focus on recognizing moods and treating each other kindly, and their...
Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions: Make Your Own Plastic
5th - 12th
When you hear Leonardo da Vinci mentioned, chances are that you think of the Mona Lisa, or flying machines—but what about plastic? Learners blend heavy cream and vinegar over heat to replicate da Vinci's early organic plastic recipe.