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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Students study the nuances of body movement and facial clues in a mirror. They act as a mirror for other students remembering to reverse actions.
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Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence and Climate Change: Dancing Our Way to a Better Environment
Dance our way to a better environment? If only it were that simple! This unique instructional activity appeals to bodily kinesthetic learners, but can memorable for all types of learners. They investigate different learning styles, or...
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
The Ancient Civilization of Egypt
Research ancient cultures with your class. They will read assigned text in class and utilize a map to identify the location of Egypt. Students complete many ancient Egypt activities including multiple choice questions, role-plays, and...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Using Symmetry to Create Corporate Logos
Young mathematicians investigate the use of symmetry in graphic design. After first learning about reflection, translational, and rotational symmetry, children use this new knowledge to identify symmetry in letters of the alphabet and...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
In the Shadow of My Country: A Japanese American Artist Remembers
Students analyze artist's themes and means of communication, think critically about their sources of information, and weigh claims of national security against the civil liberties of diverse groups.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
Thunderstorm On Narragansett Bay by Martin Johnson Heade
Thunderstorm On Narragansett Bay is an intriguing image, filled with ominous clouds and intrepid waters. Kids will write, use sensory detail, and sketch images filled with weather after discussing this fantastic painting.
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Forming Shapes With Our Bodies and Clay
Students investigate the malleability of clay. For this clay lesson, students examine an image of Maria and Julian Martinez's, "Plate." They work with clay to see how it can be molded and make a simple design on hardened clay.
3rd - 5th 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 Travel Article About the Lyme Art Colony
By writing a travel article in the voice of a writer living in 1910, secondary learners discuss the work of the Lyme Art Colony. They visit Florence Griswold Museum's online resources to go on a virtual tour of the Lyme Art Colony. Then,...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts