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Crescent City Gumbo: Race and Jazz in New Orleans
What gives New Orleans its special character? Its flavor? Its texture? Its sound? Is it the beignets and chicory coffee at Cafe Du Monde on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, or the mansions in the Garden District? Is it the Shotgun...
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The study guide for David Yazbek's musical based on Eran Kolirin's film, The Band's Visit, is packed with background information, images, and cultural connections. The resource is the perfect accompaniment to a study of the musical.
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On September 11, 2001, 38 international flights were diverted to Gander airport, a small Newfoundland town. The rest is the history, and the genesis of the musical that tells the heartwarming story of how the town's residents and the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Golden Age of Hollywood
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Students investigate the lives and homes of Mongolian nomadic herders. They determine how the climate, available building supplies, and cultural traditions influence how the homes are built. Using art supplies, they make a replica of a...
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Quilting and Embroidery with Technology
Students create quilts with machine embroidery designs on them for a fund-raising project. In this quilting and embroidery lesson, students create a PowerPoint presentation on the steps involved in quilt making, illustrating the steps...
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