Young scholars create a "universal" classroom set of symbols that become a part of the classroom's daily language. They use the symbols to take notes during class. Students design timelines and t-charts after completing a reading assignment,.
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Create Your Own Samurai Military Identity
This banner tells you who I am. Individuals create their own samurai military-style banner as part of a study of Japanese military and cultural history. Complete directions and templates for the banner are included, as is a link to...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Their Eyes Were Watching God: Figurative Language
Zora Neale Hurston's beautiful language in Their Eyes Were Watching God is not only a pleasure to read, it helps to further the plot and character development. Once your class has finished Chapter 6 of the novel, have them discuss...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Symbolism of Allegorical Art
Introduce learners to allegorical art with four bronze sculptures by Francesco Bertos. After modeling how to recognize bias and allegory in Bertos' Africa, class groups examine the other three sculptures in the series before creating...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
As part of a study of the skills needed to become informed citizens, class members examine political cartoons. After analyzing the symbols, viewpoint, and political message intended by the artists, individuals then create their own...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Mystical Powers of the Japanese Crane
The Japanese crane has become an international symbol of peace. After reading Eleanor Coerr's Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes, class members research the Thousand Crane Quilt and draw connections between the symbol, the bombing of...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review Where Do Math Symbols Come From?
Why does the equal sign look that way? The resource explains the reason several of the math symbols look the way they do. Using a few specific examples, the video points out that some symbols are rooted in their meanings and others are...
5 mins 6th - 12th Math