Norman Rockwell Paints America
Young scholars examine paintings by Norman Rockwell. They discuss what stories they believe he was trying to tell in his paintings. They work together to describe the different paintings.
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A Close Reading of Learned Hand's "I Am an American Day"
Judge Learned Hand's "Spirit of Liberty" speech delivered during the July, 1944 "I Am an American Day" celebration is the subject of a close reading activity that models for learners how to approach a dense, difficult text.
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
Study the unique storytelling brought to life by Norman Rockwell. Learners will examine some of his pieces and then engage in several activities that will help them see how images can be just like narratives. They'll answer questions...
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
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K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage, Grades 6-8
Designed for a plethora of Common Core standards, your young historians will learn about the story of Ruby Bridges and the civil rights movement through expository and persuasive writing activities, as well as by viewing and analyzing an...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Norman Rockwell's America: Covers of the Saturday Evening Post
Students are shown covers of the Saturday Evening Post featuring Norman Rockwell's artwork. In groups, they choose their favorite picture and use the internet to research the meanings behind the picture. To end the lesson, they write a...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The History of African-American Children: A Guide for Teaching Black History at the Elementary School Level
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3rd - 5th Social Studies & History