(Inside) Out: Lisa Marie Presley
Students reflect on how being the child of a celebrity can effect one's life and career. They analyze the lyrics of Lisa Marie's song "Dirty Laundry" to determine the main theme and emotions expressed by the artist.
7th - 12th English Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Magical Musical Tour: Using Music Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
While music lyrics are often used to teach literary elements, the richness of this resource comes from the wealth of exercises, activities, and support materials provided in the packet. Although designed for gifted learners, the...
8th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals
One of the many challenges in creating a poetry unit is selecting illustrative poems and designing activities to accompany each lesson. Here's a carefully crafted resource that can be used as a poetry unit or the individual lessons can...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Rework, Reuse, Remix
Learners discover how to judge whether something is protected by the "Fair Use" law by using the Four Points of Fair Use handout embedded in the plan. In this interesting and engaging lesson, students apply the four points of fair use to...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a lesson about literary devices. As class...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Don't Reanimate Corpses! Frankenstein Part 1
"Who is more human? Victor Frankenstein or the nameless monster he created?" This, according to the narrator of a two-part presentation on Frankenstein, is the essential question. The video begins with a summary of the action of the...
13 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts
On the Beach: Disabled and Mother's Pride
What do an early 20th century poet and a 1980's rock star have in common with a novel from the 1960's? Using Wilfred Owen's poem "Disabled" and George Michael's song "Mother's Pride," learners answer questions about the lyrics and themes...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Teaching About Tolerance Through Music
Students explore the importance of tolerance. They listen to music and discuss the underlying messages. Students discuss the painful effects of behaviors such as ridicule, disrespect and bullying. Suggested activities are included.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
And You Don't Stop - 30 Years of Hip-Hop, Episode 2, Lesson 1
Students discuss Public Enemy's lyrics and compare and contrast them with songs popular during the Civil Rights Movement. They write their own rap song that expresses feelings of oppression or freedom from oppression.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts