How to Blues - 10 Lessons
Students demonstrate and describe the roots of the blues in the music and text of the spirituals, the church music of early African-American slaves. They improvise the pentatonic scale, used in the spirituals, on small xylophones.
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How to Analyze Documentaries
Prepare your class for creating their own documentaries. Before they get started, they'll need to know what a documentary is and what makes a documentary compelling. As a class, watch several documentaries from the point of view of the...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
How to Find the True Face of Leonardo
Illustrator Siegfried Woldhek describes how he analyzed over 700 of Leonardo's works in order to determine an image of the face of the famed Renaissance man. Try flipping the lesson and adding your own assessment and discussion questions...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Science of Stage Fright (And How to Overcome It)
Why can speaking in public be so horrifying and have such strong effects on our bodies? Discover the science of stage fright! Your young learners will learn about the connection between stage fright and our natural fight or flight...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How to Take a Great Picture
Have you ever wondered how a camera uses light to capture an image? Carolina Molinari, photographer and educator, demonstrates the working parts of a camera through an animation which shows how the aperture, ISO sensitivity and shutter...
3 mins 9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
How to Play Simple Songs on the Guitar Today
After mastering the C, G, E, and D chords, learn how to play this simple song on your acoustic guitar. The video is slightly choppy, but it provides step-by-step instructions and demos along the way. Use this to teach yourself or a small...
7 mins 5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
How to Play Acoustic Guitar Lesson Basic Finger Picking
Are you learning how to play the guitar? After mastering basic chords, practice finger picking! The presenter is clear and follows oral instructions with both written instructions and a demonstration. Perfect for those trying to teach...
6 mins 5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Acoustic Rhythm Guitar Lesson How to Play the Blues
Take a look at the new blues star...you! Use the twelve-bar blues to learn a quick blues rift. The video is broken down into step-by-step instructions, however, it might be beneficial to pause at certain points to give yourself a little...
8 mins 5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Ideasthesia: How Do Ideas Feel?
When our senses provide data to the brain, does the brain translate those senses simultaneously or only after they are transmitted? Ponder this interesting inquiry with another fantastic TED video, and consider whether our cross-sensory...
6 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable