Influenced by Famous Painters
High schoolers conduct research on a famous painter and write a summary of their own interpretation of the art. They conduct research, and create a sketch and painting to present to the class.
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The Cultural Geography of Australia, Oceana, and Antarctica
What people groups originally settled in Australia and Oceania, and how do their geography and history affect the regions' cultural makeup? Here you'll find a traditional textbook chapter covering these topics, including informational...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Film Language and Elements of Style
How do you read a frame? How do you read a shot? Here's a resource that shows viewers how to read films. As part of the study, class members examine the camera angles, lighting, movement, and cinematic point of view in Mr. Smith Goes to...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mind Your Mannerists-Understanding the Art of El Greco
Kids become mini-experts on the Mannerist movement and the art of El Greco. They identify common elements of El Greco paintings and compare them to a work by Thomas Hart Benton. They use four ways to examine art taken from the book,...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Cold War
How did the United States and the USSR seek ideological and strategic influence throughout the world during the Cold War? This video details the Soviet's creation of pro-communist governments in surrounding nations following World War II...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Mexican-American Influence on the United States
Students examine the influences of the Hispanic groups from Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico. In groups, they research the history of Mexico and read excerpts from a book in Spanish to practice their vocabulary. To end the lesson, they...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Harlem Renaissance: Black American Traditions
Aaron Douglas, Meta Warrick Fuller, Palmer Hayden, William Johnson, and James Lesesne Wells, the painters and sculptors of the Harlem Renaissance, are featured in a unit study of artists of the Harlem Renaissance.
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Change in a Democratic Society (Lesson 1 of 3)
What does "The Sword of Damocles" have to do with the formation of American democracy and the US Constitution? Class members begin their study of changes in a democratic society by considering the allusions in English painter Richard...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History