High schoolers bring an object to school that is of significant sentimental value to them. They arrange the objects in a class display, examine each other's artifacts and discuss the implications and cultural bias of the word 'beauty'.
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Now That's Beautiful!
Your class experiences dozens of messages about beauty every day by reading magazines, watching movies, and listening to the radio. Have them analyze society's view of beauty in groups after discussing several resources, including Dove's...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe: What is Beautiful?
Students consider the notion of beauty and what impact the media and popular culture have on it. In this cross curricular lesson plan, students examine print ads, write down and share their thoughts on them. Then students form literary...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Concepts of Beauty Put Into Words
Studying haiku poetry with your English class? Delving into Japanese history with your world history class? Here is an authentic and creative way to explore Japanese culture more deeply. Pupils will compare and contrast two tea caddies...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Beauty of Anglo-Saxon Poetry: A Prelude to Beowulf
Riddle me this! What do kennings, caesura, and alliteration have to do with the Nowell Codex? Introduce class members to Anglo-Saxon poetry and prepare readers for a study of Beowulf with a series of activities that includes asking...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Corruption, Wealth and Beauty: The History of the Venetian Gondola
How did the Venetian gondola get its distinctive look? Using this fantastic animated video, your class will be amazed to see how a seemingly simple construction can illustrate so much about a particular culture and historical time period.
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable