America the Beautiful
Eighth graders identify what they feel makes America beautiful. They participate in a class discussion, create a collage using magazine pictures and printed images, and write an essay explaining what they feel is beautiful about America.
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The Tallest Skyscraper in America Has the Fastest Elevators
The tower built in the Twin Towers' place, One World Trade Center, is not only the tallest building in the Americas—it also houses the fastes elevators. Learn more about the superspeed elevator system in the 104-story building with an...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Poetry in the Middle Grades
Bring the beauty of "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost to middle school language arts. After learners read a copy of the poem, they follow an instructional sequence that focuses on sound, figurative language, and theme.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Edward Hopper's House by the Railroad: From Painting to Poem
Students analyze Edward Hopper's painting and Hirsch's poem to explore the types of emotion generated by each work. For this literary and art analysis lesson, students discuss how Hopper establishes tone and analyze Hirsch's use of...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts