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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...
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...
In the Mood for Love
10 mins 11th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
English-speaking viewers don't need to read the subtitles to understand Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood For Love. The colors, the music, and the framing of the shots so beautifully express the emotions of the characters that dialogue, in any...
Perspective and Leonardo’s “Perspectograph”
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Filippo Brunelleschi's invention of linear perspective during the Renaissance was further developed by his apprentice, a young artist named Leonardo da Vinci. Now modern artists can give da Vinci's famous perspectograph a try with a...
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.
WAITRESS on Broadway: Educational Toolkit
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What are the ingredients of happiness? Jenna, expert pie maker and the main character in the musical, Waitress, is faced with this question, as she struggles to free herself from an abusive marriage and pursue a happier life. The...
Kinky Boots—The New Musical: Official Show Guide
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Drag queens in thigh-high shiny red leather boots! Welcome to Kinky Boots, the Tony Award-winning musical about a young man trying to save his family-owned shoe-making business. With an engaging story line and songs by Cyndi Lauper, the...
Using Music to Tell a Story or Describe a Scene
9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Young composers demonstrate their understanding of the stylistic features of descriptive music, including pitch, tempo, dynamics, rhythm, and timbre, by developing a melody and countermelody for a main character in a story. As part of...