Students view a classic western movie and discuss what icons are. They then watch another movie and focus on different parts of the film. They create a presentation to show their findings.
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Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Activity: Firework by Katy Perry
Sure to engage your class in poetry, this resource requires them to identify, label, and explain poetic devices and figurative language used in Katy Perry's hit song "Firework". A well-organized page that chunks the lyrics so learners...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Grade 9 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 9
Continue analyzing literature using textual evidence with a lesson focused on "I Felt A Funeral, in my Brain" by Emily Dickinson. Ninth graders bring their annotation skills and knowledge of figurative language from the previous...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Iconic Figures of the American West
Students examine the Italian-Western films to explore the icons of the American West. In this American West activity, students examine western films to investigate the American West and its icons. Students create a persuasive...
10th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Emory Douglas: Decoding Images and Vocabulary Activity
To better understand the work of Black Panther logo artist Emory Douglas, learners define literary devices. They define a series of words such as metaphor, simile, and assonance, then place an example of that device found in Emory...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson: Lauren Kelley: Icon Identity
Barbie gets a makeover, but not the type you may be thinking of. Critical thinkers explore social norms, storytelling, sexual and racial identity through art. They view the short animated film, Big Gurl, discuss how Barbie was altered...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Show Me a Hero, and I Will Write You a Tragedy - F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 3
The third in a three-part series of exercises uses close-reading strategies to help readers develop their skills for comprehending complex text. Groups examine Eugene Robert Richee's photo portrait of Louise Brooks, considered the...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
Learners discuss style and characteristics of musical time periods as well as the definition of "pop culture." They compare and contrast modern-day popular icons to music icons throughout history. This lesson requires a video, which is...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts