Experiencing the Beats
Students read and analyze the poetry of Jack Kerouac and compare it to the work of jazz artists of the same era.
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Reading: A Talk on the Effects of Music on Our Brains
For this reading an interview transcript worksheet, students read the transcript from an interview with Daniel Levitin who was a psychologist interested in the effects of music on the human brain. Students then answer 10 true and false...
6th - 7th English Language Arts
Learning to Become: Time Out for Reflection
Learners explore the Filipino culture. In this cultural appreciation lesson, high schoolers listen to choric interpretations and read selections about Filipino culture. They discuss the selections, complete questions about reported...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Classroom Guide for the Redwall Series
Students participate in cross-curricular activities and readings to become familiar with the works of Brian Jacques. In this heroes lesson, students discuss the character traits of legends and how their characters develop through events...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
The South, the North and the Great Migration: Blues and Literature
Here is a complex lesson that interweaves the history of the Jim Crow South and the Great Migration with the study of poetry, art, and blues music from the Harlem Renaissance. This plan helps young historians develop a deep understanding...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts