Students explore the challenges in creating commemorative museum exhibits of September 11, 2001. Then, using personal objects connected with their own experiences, students create a commemorative exhibit in their classroom.
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Music Evokes Memories and Emotions
Dim the lights, take a deep breath, and press play to explore the emotions and memories that music elicits. Class members begin using relaxation techniques designed to create a positive listening experience. As music plays, learners...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Dongducheon: A Walk to Remember, A Walk to Envision: Interpreting History, Memory, and Identity
Cultural discourse can start through a variety of venues. Learners begin to think about how our minds, memories, and identities shape our attitudes toward culture and history. They analyze seven pieces from the Dongducheon art exhibit...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Nikhil Chopra: Performing Memory
Film imitates life; that's what they say. Using performance theory to tie the lesson together, learners attempt to understand memory and daily rituals as seen in art, film, and life. They read two chapters from the book, watch the...
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Grapes of Wrath: Scrapbooks and Artifacts
High schoolers complete research to enhance their reading of "The Grapes of Wrath". Using the text, they identify and locate cultural artifacts and discuss their symbolic connotations. As a class, they create a museum exhibit of the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Radical Minds of Thomas Jefferson and Lewis and Clark
Sixth graders evaluate a letter from Thomas Jefferson to Lewis and Clark. In this social studies lesson students use primary sources to draw conclusions about the pioneering men. Students provide evidence to support the claim that...
6th Social Studies & History
Where Do We Come From? who Are We? Where Are We Going?
Students are responsible for producing works for, coordinating (with the teacher?s assistance) and mounting an exhibition to be presented at a parent-teacher open house. They examine literature by Henry David Thoreau and other writers....
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts