Garbage Bag Costume Creation
Young scholars create plastic bag costumes for a short scene developed in the classroom. Performances and assessment occur at the end of this quick instructional activity. A very creative mini-project for theatre arts classes.
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: Historical and Cultural Context
An insult to American politicians? A satire of news media? Or a critique of censorship, political corruption, and media propaganda? As part of a unit study on film, class members examine how director Frank Capra's develops these themes...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
To Kill a Mockingbird: Historical and Cultural Context
As part of their study of the film adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, class members analyze how Robert Mulligan uses the film lens to depict the historical period and social issues presented in Harper Lee's novel. A superior resource...
7th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Laying the Groundwork: Art Installation
Young scholars appropriate well-known artworks to create temporary lawn art (crop circle type). They' ideas stem from a discussion about where they have seen art from history being appropriated in our culture: advertising, cartoons, pop...
4th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Discovering American Identity through Writings and Paintings, 1800-1845
Tenth graders view paintings to determine the identity of the United States in a specific time period. As a class, they listen to their teacher give the title of the painting and they write a prediction about what the painting might be....
10th Visual & Performing Arts