Peaceable Kingdom Art Lesson
Students examine "Peaceable Kingdom" by Edward Hicks online. They evaluate this work and brainstorm things that are peaceful and list ways they can make the world a more peaceful place. They create a painting of their idea of a Peaceable Kingdom.
6th - 10th English Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
What Is the Writing Process?
Use this packet to support a narrative writing assignment. The materials included in the packet center around a prompt for writing about a rite of passage. Each part of the writing process is described and demonstrated. After reading the...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Whip up a Storm of Writing Ideas
Need a key to unlock writer's block? Introduce your writers to four easy steps that will release them from their mental prison. The brainstorming activity, designed to set free their imaginations, even has an answer key.
6 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Beyond First Impressions
Just like the colors and techniques used to create a vivid image, learners will use exceptional language to create vivid stories. They examine the techniques used to tell a visual story in the painting, Road to Santa Fe. They then use...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Capturing the Reader With Vivid Images
Students examine the use of imagery to hold a reader's attention in an excerpt from John Deever's memoir "Mr. John and the Day of Knowledge". They are introduced to background information about the Ukraine and create original imagery.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Describing Paintings: Calm or Stormy
Young writers use nouns, verbs, and adjectives to describe details in two paintings. One depicts a sunny landscape, and the other shows a cloudier view. They write a narrative inspired by the paintings, paying attention to transitional...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
War and Leadership in Shakespeare’s Henry V
“Compared to war all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance.” “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” These two views of war, embodied in George Patton’s statement and Lorraine Schneider‘s famous 1966...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Painting The Unknown
Finally an art lesson that incorporates the act of creating art. After analyzing the abstract emotionally driven piece, Blue Mysteries Near the Sun, No. 4, learners discuss feelings related to an anticipated event or to the unknown. They...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts