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Expansion and Reform
Students listen to and perform music from a variety of cultures. Lyrics of songs are analyzed to demonstrate the inequality of resource distribution.
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Waking Dreams: A Teacher's Guide
A teacher's guide for a seminar held at the Cincinnati Art Museum includes a full description of several Pre-Raphaelite art pieces, artists, and connecting literary works. Excerpts from authors and poets can help you make the connection...
12th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
Abolition and the Underground Railroad in Essex County
Fifth graders investigate the end of slavery and the hidden paths slaves used to travel. In this U.S. history instructional activity, 5th graders examine the travel routes slaves used in Essex County known as the Underground Railroad....
5th Visual & Performing Arts
The Rise of Landscape Painting
Students study the rise of landscape art throughout the 19th century and the specific features of the genre. In this landscape art lesson, students read the definition of landscape art and its precedence in the 19th century. Students...
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Famous Artist of the Month
Feature one famous artist a month with a series of portraits, biographies, and examples of their gallery. With masters such as Augustus Rodin, Francisco Goya, and Michelangelo, the resource provides opportunities every month for kids to...
2nd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Islamic Art; Exploring the Visual Arts of the Middle East
The intent of this unit is to demonstrate some of the traditional arts of the Middle East. Extensive background information on the religion, culture, and nature of Islamic art found throughout the Middle East is provided. Each of the...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Writing a Play about Immigrant Life in America
Pupils research why immigrants came to America and the processes involved in the settlement. They write a script for a short play explaining the causes for immigration and situations that immigrants found themselves in.
6th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
Impact of Westward Expansion on Indigenous Populations
Students study the impact of westward expansion on Native American populations. They create a diorama of a Native American scene, write imaginary letters as a pioneer child reflecting on his/her experiences, and create story sticks that...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Westward Movement Smart Board
Young scholars explore westward expansion in the United States. In this U.S. history lesson, students view a slide show presentation, and identify events and inventions depicted in the slides that were important to the growth of the...
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts