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Arts & Humanities
Young scholars create a mural showing famous people regarded as heroes.
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Splendide Californie French Artists’ Impressionsof the Golden State, 1786-1900
There is a lot to learn from art. This teacher's guide provides you with extensive background information, activities, and a scripted commentary to accompany a slide show on French artists in California during the Gold Rush Period. The...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Culture Connect: Experience the Culture of the World
Approach multiculturalism with this rich series of activities that will introduce your learners to the concept of culture by closely examining the behaviors, practices, and art of three distinct peoples—the Highland Maya of Guatemala,...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Struggle and Transformation: Jaguar & Adolescence
To break down complex themes, discuss a sense of self, and learn a bit about Mayan culture, learners start through art analysis. They analyze a Mayan incense burner, discuss themes, and then write a short story that includes themes from...
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
African-American Art & Identity in the 1920s
Students analyze the international and domestic events, interests, and philosophies that prompted attacks on civil liberties. They describe the Harlem Renaissance and new trends in literature, music, and art, with special attention to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson Plan: Patience & Skill: The Craft of Carving
Highly ornate or complex art can only be mastered with patience and skill. Learners explore the skills required to carve complex geometric designs seen on the image of a palace facade. They examine the image, discuss carving techniques,...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
I Wonder How the Manduca Life Cycle Compares To the Human Life Cycle...
Students study life cycles including developing their understanding of the human life cycle. They decide where they are in the human life cycle and provide reasons for that placement. They compare the human life cycle to that of the...
3rd - 5th Science