Architecture the Wright Way
Eighth graders search a database for famous buildings in Illinois, and compare these structures to the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright.
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The Greatest Educational Change America Has Ever Seen
Young scholars connect the symbols from the design of the United States Mint Fifty State Quarters Program to our country's history in this five-activity unit. The culture, unique heritage, and geography of the individual states are probed.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Washington, D.C.: The Ultimate Core Knowledge Field Trip
Students plan for a trip to the nation's capital. In this Washington, D.C. lesson, students conduct research to prepare for a 9-day trip to the city that allows them to experience art, history, geography, and technology. Students also...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Individuals as Instruments of Change
How does one become a catalyst for change? What are the challenges faced by those who take a stand for change? What part do the arts play in cultural change? Using primary and secondary sources from the 1920s and 1930s, class members...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Child Survival Stories: Hope To Cope
Students brainstorm a list of the various scenerios going on their family life at home. In groups, they read about different perspectives on survival and identify ones they could use in their own lives. They share their own experiences...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Historic American Architecture
Students complete a unit of lessons on American Architecture. They define terms/styles of American Architecture, complete a graphic organizer, conduct Internet research, design a cake for an architect, photograph historical buildings,...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Opening Lesson Architecture
Students consider the impact of architecture around the world. In this introductory architecture instructional activity, students view a sideshow of historic structures and create their own architectural structures using the listed art...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Maya Lin: Architect & Sculptor
Young scholars explore and study about Maya Yang Lin and her influences on contemporary Chinese/American art. They assess the difference between architecture and sculptor and then create a miniature model of an expressive sculptor to...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Harlem Renaissance Births a Black Culture
Young scholars examine the men and women who were a part of the Harlem Renaissance. Individually, they recreate their favorite pieces of art from the time period and create their own original works after reading poem from the movement....
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts