Fifth graders sing, play, and create using the Orff song "Mary Ann" as a backdrop in this music lesson for the 5th grade classroom. Xylophones, glockenspiels, marimbas, conga drums, maracas, and claves are needed for successful implementation.
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My Story and History: Peeking into the Past with Paintings
Consider how you can use a visual source, such as a painting, to learn about a historical time or event. Young learners discuss primary sources and how they differ from secondary sources, then analyze the painting Mother and Child by...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Dia de los Muertos Educator Resource Guide
What are the origins of el Dia de los Muertos, and how is this tradition observed in contemporary celebrations? With a variety of lesson plans and suggested hands-on activities, here is an excellent resource to reference as you prepare...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Admirable Armonica Admirers
What do Ben Franklin and Wolfgang Mozart have in common? Find out about the musical invention, the armonica or glassy-chord. Learners will read about how Ben Franklin invented this new instrument and how Wolfgang Mozart came to play it....
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
After Impressionism from Van Gogh to Matisse (1886 - 1906)
Students plan a museum visit to study Impressionist paintings and its artists. In this Impressionism lesson plan, students examine the colors and perception of space in Impressionist artwork. Students recognize the characteristic...
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts