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Garbage Bag Costume Creation
Learners create plastic bag costumes for a short scene developed in the classroom. Performances and assessment occur at the end of this quick lesson. 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
Students 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
Dripping Paint [Action Painting]
Students create examples of American Abstract Expressionism after studying the art of Jackson Pollock in this Art lesson for all levels. It is suggested to work with small groups of students if this lesson is done with a younger class.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts