Eighth graders investigate art appreciation and Renaissance portraits through time. They create a portrait.
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"The Real McCoy:" African American Inventors in History
Class members research African American inventors, the challenges they faced in their attempts to patent their works, and the importance of their inventions to the development of technology. After a brief introduction to inventors Elijah...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Making of a Superhero
Thor, Loki, Iron Man, and Captain America. As part of their study of Greek and Roman gods and heroes, middle schoolers compare the characters in The Avengers to Greek counterparts. Individuals then create their own superhero, describe...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Lesson: Heroes: Then and Now
What is the difference between Hercules and Spiderman? Both are heroes, right? Kids identify the characteristics that make a hero, and analyze the differences between heroes of long ago and today. They write creative stories describing a...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Torn Paper Collage Portrait
Students watch demonstrations on how to create a collage out of different materials. Using town paper, they create their self-portrait and view art by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. To end the instructional activity, they discuss a...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Andy Warhol: Pop of Pop Art
Students create an original pop-art repetitive portrait based on a study of life and work of Andy Warhol. They are told that Andy Warhol, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Students discuss how Warhol used everyday objects and images...
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts