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Students view and analyze "Still Life," by Cornelis de Heem. They answer discussion questions about the painting, write similes, discuss symbolism, create a still life sketch, and create a paint box poem.
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Is Perception Reality? Examining Contradictory Situations
Students write poems inspired by music. In this poetry instructional activity, students study the meaning of paradox and the differences between perception and reality. The class listens to songs which contain examples of paradox....
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The U.S. Recognition of the State of Israel
Young scholars research the political aspects of the U.S. position in the Middle East, considering, for example, Truman's position in view of the 1948 presidential election. They examine a telegram sent by the Secretary of State, George...
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