Little Boxes - Voices Across Time
Students research events from the 1950's and compare them to what one would expect to find from the lyrics of Malvina Reynold's song "Little Boxes". They participate in class discussion and analyze promotional materials for the town of Levittown.
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Cinnabar Boxes (a.k.a. Chinese Lacquer ware)
Eighth graders explain the historical process of lacquer ware, list the characteristics of lacquer ware, and identify objects made of cinnabar, including their usage. In this cinnabar boxes lesson plan, 8th graders apply the process of...
8th Visual & Performing Arts
An "Unusual" Survivor's Story
Little Red, the doll that serves as the mascot for Chances for Children, the Duchess of York's children's charity, was found in the rubble of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers. Young writers assume Little Red's voice and develop a...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Black Boxes for Cars Slow to Catch On
Students explore the tracking of teens. In this tracking technology lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Black Boxes for Cars Slow to Catch On", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete a graphic...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Student Opinion: Do You Spend Too Much Time on Smart Phones Playing 'Stupid Games'?
This versatile resource from The New York Times website provides a short opinion piece on smart phones and the amount of time we spend playing games on them as well as several possible writing prompts pupils could consider in response to...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Studying Documentaries Like a Writer - Looking For Persuasive Techniques
Revisit the documentaries viewed in the previous lesson in this series in order to take a look at the persuasive techniques employed by the documentary creators. Small groups watch the films a second time, taking notes on two provided...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
MUSICAL ELEMENTS OF THE LITTLE PRINCE
Students demonstrate knowledge of musical instruments and the families of the orchestra. They acknowledge different voice types found in opera. Students interpret emotional expressions through listening. They compose sounds to express...
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts