Peking Opera Mask: Bringing Research and Art Together
Students examine the culture of China with an emphasis on the Peking Opera Mask. Using the internet, they research the history of the mask and its purpose. Individually, they make their own mask and share it with the class to end the lesson.
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A Study Guide for The Phantom of the Opera
Immerse yourself in the beautiful, twisted world of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. A detailed lesson plan provides important details about the writing, stagecraft, music, and literary elements of the famous musical, as...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lights! Cameras! Action!: Creating a Drama About the Lyme Art Colony
Discuss the lives of artists in the Lyme Art Colony in the 1900s with this resource. Young historians write and perform a short scene depicting individuals who lived in the Griswold boardinghouse, used by the colony artists. They use the...
4th - 7th English Language Arts
New Review Looking and Learning in the Art Museum — Lesson 2
Is there a difference between examining an original work of art and viewing a reproduction? Class members are asked to reflect on this question after researching a piece, study a reproduction of it, and the examining the original in an...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
How Ancient Art Influenced Modern Art
What do Picasso, Matisse, and Gauguin have in common? They are all considered modern artists, a movement that began over 150 years ago. And despite the label, their work was influenced by artists much, much, older. Check out this video...
5 mins 7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Writing About Art: Subjective vs. Objective
Explore objective and subjective writing in this interdisciplinary instructional activity, which brings language arts and visual art together. Middle and high school students examine the sculpture Head with Horns by Paul Gauguin. They...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Masks of Many Cultures: Celebrations of Life
Bring art and society together with this highly creative and interesting lesson. Learners research various uses of masks in ceremonies. They then create a ceremony of their own and a mask to go along with it. They film themselves...
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts