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Visual Metaphors in Scenic Design: Activity
9th - 12th
New ReviewAs part of a study of how visual metaphors are used in set design, class members examine an image of designer Josef Svoboda's 3-D scale model for the opera Idomeneo, re` di Creta. They then find another example that employs a visual...
The Latin Rhythms of “Despacito”
8th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewWhen you hear the first few beats of "Despacito," the unrivaled Latin pop hit of 2017, you can't keep your feet from moving! A music analysis lesson plan examines the intoxicating hit by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee and introduces the...
How Atom Bombs Can Uncover Forged Art
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewArt forgeries are works of art themselves? How can inspectors tell real art from fake? A video from the a large science playlist explores the techniques practiced by expert forgers and the subtle science behind telling a masterpiece from...
Emergency Lesson Plans for Theatre Teachers
6th - 12th
New ReviewEmergencies happen. Be prepared. Have a script all set for an understudy in the form of an step-by-step lesson plan for the substitute for your drama classes. As part of a playwriting unit, class members reflect on the role playwrights...
Introduction and Student Inquiry
K - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewIntroduce young musicians to the history of and different styles of music with an inquiry-based learning activity that asks them to play detectives to determine the similarities and differences among the sheet music found at a series of...
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...
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!