Mother Nature Designer
Your young naturalists create observational drawings of plant and animal items they have found around the schoolyard. They examine the items under magnifying glasses and make detailed pencil drawings.
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A Life in Beads: The Stories a Plains Dress Can Tell
Young learners discover how the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes preserved native culture through the making of traditional dresses, identifying the resources used to make the dresses and discussing behind the meaning behind some American...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Day The Earth Stood Still: The Filmmaking Process
How are films made? As part of their study of film, middle schoolers investigate the pre-production, production, and post-production process and consider the role of the director, the screenwriter, production designer, cinematographer,...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mark The Bard!
Commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with a packet of cross-curricular literacy lessons and activities centered around two of the Bard's most popular plays, Macbeth and The Tempest. Class members look for evidence of...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
April Showers Raindrop Painting
I love this idea! After discussing rain, spring, and the weather, take your class outside and let nature do the painting. They shake power paints and glitter onto a piece of heavy construction paper, then take their paper outside and...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Proposal for a School Sculpture
After discussing the artistic elements and design process needed to construct the modern sculpture, Lao Tzu, kids get logical. They consider the purposeful use of space in the sculpture, design a modern piece for a specific space at...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts