William Grant Still: "Afro-American Symphony"
Students learn basic improvisation of a four beat measure through a game using a four quarter note pattern. NOTE: The idea in this lesson is to teach the student to create something on the spot.
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"Humor" Afro-American Symphony (Third Movement)
A fun way for young learners to explore music and their personal reaction to it, this worksheet includes a short reading passage about musician William Grant Still, a word scramble, a matching activity and two short writing prompts. Some...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Beisbol! Latino Baseball Pioneers and Legends
Students explore Latin America by researching the favorite past time, baseball. In this Latin culture lesson, students identify the leaders in the Latin American baseball movement such as Felipe Alou, Jose Mendze, and the great Roberto...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
The Adventure Begins: "Boys I Believe I have Found a Gold Mine"
Students explore the California Gold Rush. For this U.S. history Gold Rush lesson, students view and analyze a number of authentic documents that originated during the California Gold Rush. Students identify images that reflect the...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Gilbert Stuart and Presdidential Portraits
Students read passages about the context of paintings for artist Gilbert Stuart. In this art history lesson, students study paintings by artist Gilbert Stuart and learn about the context of his art. Students then complete a presidential...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Gone Fishing: Still Life With Fish
Students explore lines and texture in a still-life painting. In this visual arts activity, students study William Merrit Chase's painting "Still Life With Fish" and discuss the lines in the painting. Students choose a line to repeat in...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
he History and Aesthetics of African Jewelry
Students study the jewelry from various groups from Africa. They identify and discuss the region Equatoria and the Yoruba and people from Benin and review the jewelry from this region. They make and pour a plaster of paris mold and...
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts