And the Winner Is…
Students read a New York Times article in order to examine the roles of film and the Academy Awards in American Culture. They identify attributes of award winning films and evaluate one of this year's contenders for Best Picture.
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Voices In the Park
Explore the impact a narrator's point of view has on a story with a reading of the children's book, Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Written in four different voices, the story is told and retold from different perspectives to...
1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fairies and Folk
Disney versus Grimm? To launch a five-week unit on fairy and folk tales, class members compare modern versions of these classic stories with more original versions. The richly detailed unit, while largely teacher led, encourages middle...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Elie Wiesel's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
Elie Wiesel's 1986 Novel Peace Prize acceptance speech is the focus of a lesson that asks class members to read and annotate the speech, discuss the main ideas, and to determine what they believe is Wiesel's main purpose.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grapes of Wrath Classwork Packet
A perfect companion for anyone reading The Grapes of Wrath, this 20-page packet instructs and directs readers' attention to all the key elements in John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize winning novel. The questions for Chapter one direct...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
New Review The Summer Fun Summer Learning Music Unit
Take note. Soul music. Gospel music. Country music. Summer comes alive with the sounds of music as program participants learn about various genres of music, create instruments, and write and perform songs about the facts and traditions...
1st - 8th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
And the winner is...:Poetry and Film
Films use famous and important poems to enhance the themes and conflicts of the art, but are the poems as recognized as the films that are used? Of course not! You can change that with this plan and its accompanying activities. Young...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Free Willy? An Argument Analysis of the Controversy over Captive Killer Whale Populations
An abused captive or a treasured performer? Class members conduct an analysis of arguments presented by both sides regarding the captive killer whale population, labeling those claims that can be supported and those that need additional...
11th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, A Novel Study
"There is something irresistible about popcorn" and about activities designed to accompany the reading of a really good book. The nine activities in this packet support the reading of Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery Award winning...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Wild Wild West- Cactus Collage
Oh my, the desert never looked so good! Here is a great art project that spans three days and several different art techniques. The class will create beautiful backgrounds and striking cacti, which the'll put together to make a wild west...
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts