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The Chaotic Brilliance of Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewIn 2017 a work by Jean-Michel Basquiat was actioned off for over 110 million dollars. So who is he and what makes his art so special? Find out with a short video that details his background, influences, and his process.
Vivaldi and The Four Seasons: Teacher Resource Kit
4th - 6th
New ReviewDid you know that Vivaldi wrote "Winter," the final concerto of his The Four Seasons, in the key of F minor to echo the sleigh ride pieces popular at the time? A teacher resource kit, designed to support a study of the work, is packed...
Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald
5th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewA reading of Tanya Lee Stones' biography of Ella Fitzgerald lets middle schoolers get up close and personal with the First Lady of Jazz. Stone recounts details of Fitzgerald's life from her early days through her experiences as a teenage...
Hidden Messages in Spirituals
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewSlaves laboring in the cotton fields of the old South singing joyously may have convinced overseers that their workforce was happy and content, but in truth, these spirituals contained secret codes. After viewing a short video about...
The Snow Queen Study Guide
K - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewYour students may be more familiar with Disney's Frozen than its source material, "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen, but after a theater lesson on the story's characters, author, and adaptation to the stage, they'll understand...
Exploring Primary Sources: Music in New Orleans
5th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewLooking for a new and exciting way to teach young historians the art of primary source analysis? Jazz up your lesson with a resource that asks class members to analyze photos, travel documents, and letters written by some of New Orleans'...
Ella Fitzgerald Biography Mini-Unit
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewBefore there was Beyonce, before there was Madonna, before there was Cher, there was Ella. Introduce Ella Fitzgerald, The First Lady of Jazz, with a reading comprehension exercise that presents a brief biography of her life and then asks...
Explore Cave Paintings in This 360° Animated Cave
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWhat do virtual reality and cave paintings have in common? Scholars ponder this question while examining a 360-degree-view video about 40,000 year old French cave paintings. Rich extension materials allow inquiry into deeper questions...