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Students investigate a minimalist dance using two props, a chair and a pillow. They demonstrate transferring a prop from one person to the next in a task-like manner. Then they work as a group to transfer a prop with restrictive guidelines.
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A Curriculum for Digital Media Creation
Consumer technology has made it possible for filmmakers to create entire movies from the comfort of their home computer. Guide high school film buffs through the process of designing a documentary with an extensive unit published by...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: What Is a Movie?
Watching is not the same as seeing. Transform viewers from passive watchers to active students of film with this 34-page packet, filled with lessons and activities that use Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to examine the technology, the...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Cinematography & Film/Video Production #2
Take two! Middle school and high school students learn what it takes to film and produce videos. Use these activities to challenge young cinematographers to learn the parts of a camera, filming techniques, and practice using the...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
New Review Hamlet Teacher's Guide
Even those experienced teachers of Hamlet can find much to like in a guide that offers many fresh ideas for activities. Class members may take on the role of FBI profilers that investigate Claudius and Hamlet as murderers, or designers...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
To Kill a Mockingbird: The Filmmaking Process
"I'll just wait for the movie version." How often have you heard that line? Transform passive viewers into active readers of visual images with an understanding of the three stages of the filmmaking process. This 28-packet packet is a...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
To Kill A Mockingbird: Film Language and Elements Of Style
The frame, the shot, the sequence. As part of a unit study of Robert Mulligan's film version of To Kill a Mockingbird, class members learn to read the visual text of the film, examining the composition of frames and shorts, camera...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Romantic Music: Beethoven and Schubert
Romanticism goes beyond the poetry of the big six from England, so don’t be afraid to let your students experience the art and music of the period. The PowerPoint covers basic philosophical roots, but is extensive in covering the themes...
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
What We Eat, Where We Sleep: Documenting Daily Life to Tell Stories
This is not just a New York Time article to read, this is a set of amazing activity ideas all related to the slide shows "Breaking Bread Everywhere" and "Where Children Sleep." Your class can view each show, read about what they mean...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
It’s an Ad, Ad, Ad, Ad World
While this isn't an art lesson, it does delve into the world of visual ads, advertising, and media. Consumer-savvy upper graders will discuss the impact of visual media on their consumer appetites and overall perceptions. They'll take...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts