Students write in daily journal. Using computers, students keep the journal in spreadsheet form. They research facts on given artists. At the end of the six-week term, students are tested over the artist.
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Arts of the Islamic World
Learn more about the history and five pillars of Islam with an extensive resource that focuses on the religion's connection to art. Focusing on calligraphy, textiles, and architecture, the packet illustrates the beauty of the artistic...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Martian Chronicles: Response Writing
Follow the format of Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles with a journal-writing activity. Readers choose a character and examine the character's life and circumstances through brainstorming, research, and discussion before writing a...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Utopias: Are Perfect Worlds Possible?
How would the members of your language arts class describe their own utopian universe? Middle schoolers discuss and design the attributes of their perfect worlds, complete with brochures, class discussions, and written arguments about...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A+ Writing Prompts
Shake it up! Shake your tablet to bring up a unique writing prompt for journaling or blogging with your class. Shake again and a new one appears. Prompts can come from different categories (sketches, scenes, texts, words, news) to help...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
DEVELOPING A MONOLOGUE OR JOURNAL ENTRY BASED ON PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE DUST BOWL
Students infer the emotions of various individuals portrayed in the photographs and depict these feelings in a monologue or journal entry. Students explore the verisimilitude of art to reality, sharing ideas and observations in class...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson: Stepping into the Past
How have things changed from the past until now? Young art historians examine a screen painted in Mexico during the 1700s. They discuss the differences between a garden party then and now. They then write a journal entry about the party...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: From Time to Time
A portrait The Radcliffe Family circa 1742 is inspiration for creative writing and empathetic reasoning. Your class discusses the period in which the piece was painted, then imagines what life was like for one of the people seen in the...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts