Irving Berlin, Through the Years
Eighth graders explore the life and musical compositions of Irving Berlin. They examine his influence in American music. They perform music in a canteen setting as would have been done during WWII and create a musical based on "White Christmas."
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Elevating the Everyday: Gary Knox Bennett
Students examine artist-made furniture as a union of art and design through the work of Garry Knox Bennett. In this SPARKed lesson, students discuss craft versus manufacturing of furniture and view a SPARK episode on a featured artist....
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Retratos: 2000 Years of Latin American Portraits
Students explore Latin American art. In this bi-lingual art history instructional activity, students view a vast collection of Latin American artwork to better conceptualize the depth and contributions Latin American artist have had...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson: Sensing a Different Way
Problem solving and creative thinking are top priority in an interesting lesson plan. Learners explore how they can think creatively to use four common objects in three different ways, they discuss senses and using senses differently to...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
American Music Styles: European Roots and African Influences - Lesson 3
Students describe some of the characteristics of country and blues music. They see how country music rose to a nationally known music style. They write a two-paragraph essay on what they think country music be like in the next 100 years.
7th - 12th English Language Arts